What Inspires Your Photography?
The iconic photos of my favorite masters inspire me—the way Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, Man Ray saw the world around them, the techniques they used to capture their images, the way they interacted with their subjects, the experiments with light and form Man Ray did, the exquisiteness of Avedon’s work and the daring yet perfect style of Newton. I want to be at their level one day; it will be hard work, and I am very far, but they inspire me and what I do.
How Do You Define Your Style?
I will define it as a self-exploration that comes accompanied by a process of learning and evolution. I will experiment with substances on the models, with environmental portraits, with one-light setups, with welcome and unwelcome emotions and anything that helps me rediscover what my eyes see. www.robertoojeda.com
Equipment: Nikon D5000, Tamron 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 lens, Natural light
Born and raised in Ecuador, Roberto Ojeda came to the U.S. in 2000 to study. Ojeda has a background in arts such as drawing, painting, sculpture and digital arts. In 2010 he began focusing his efforts in photography. Ojeda specializes in portrait photography.