Expressions of Life aims to capture the very essence of who we are, highlighting the distinctiveness and character of each individual. A journey told through portraits. This series aims to showcase the human spirit.
I like doing ‘urban portraits’ without asking people to pose. It’s more in the subjects’ own environment, their own place where they feel more comfortable. I didn’t want to alter anything, I go by instinct first – I approach people on the street, have an informal conversation and then, from there, see if I can capture their portrait.
There are many pictures, many subjects – each one has its own character, own flavour, own personality. – Ricardo Palavecino
“Just being an artist overall is pretty hard and you have to love what you are doing definitely. I run my own studio in the sleepy town of Fillmore, CA. I do have over eight years of professional experience. I specialize in custom freehand and portrait tattoos. Human skin is like a canvas, stretch like the regular canvas, it moves, it is living, is very deep and personal. To design a tattoo is complete different from drawing, painting or anything else. In human form, the design is singular they have to be drawn specific for the body shape.”
“I think it is very important to get involved. I go out and talk to the parents about their teenagers and the role that they have to play in their kids’ lives.”
“I have been in the fragrance business since the early 90′s. I believe that natural fragrances possess the power to stimulate healing, alleviate stress and uplift the spirit. Sweet aromas create a sense of joy and enhance your environment.”
Ricardo has been a cinematographer, videographer, and photographer for the past 30 years. He has a multicultural background with substantial international experience in documentaries, dramatic films, mini series, commercials, network promos and corporate videos. He has provided services to various television networks and production companies including, Reuters, Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Discovery Channel, Disney Channel, Sundance Channel, Sony Pictures, AXN Japan, TV Asahi Japan, RAI Italy, and many others.
Check Ricardo’s work here: http://www.rpalavecino.com.temp.livebooks.com/