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AMPP February Meeting - Awaken Your Creative Vision - Speaker: Alexis Cuarezma

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  • Linen Life Gallery

    770 E. 14th Street, San Leandro, CA (map)

    37.729525 -122.158963

  • Price: $10.00 /per person

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  • Alexis Cuarezma is a San Francisco-based photographer who specializes in both on-location and in-studio portraiture. A passion for bold visuals has colored his whole life, and his childhood interest was nurtured at CSUEB, where he studied art, graphic design and photography.

    His cultural heritage has proven a prominent influence; as a volatile Nicaragua forced Alexis’ family to emigrate to the U.S. when he was six years old, his vision has been informed by themes of sacrifice—of life, love, and self for the greater good. Muses include French Neoclassical painter Jacques-Louis David and Nicaraguan poets Rigoberto Lopez-Perez and Ruben Dario, as well as his namesake, Alexis Arguello, a professional boxer, three-time world champion, politician— and source of inspiration for Alexis’ involvement in boxing photography.

    Alexis, an Alumnus of the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop (Barnstorm XXIV), has had his work appear in the LA Times, the New York Times, and a number of international publications. His touch has graced the cover of boxing’s “Bible,” the esteemed Ring Magazine, and that of Undisputed Fight Magazine; covers of UK boxing mags SEEN, Fighting Fit, and Boxing News round out Alexis’ fight resume. His vibrant aesthetic is often sought out for editorial, commercial, and private commissions.

    Distinctions include the PPGBA’s Portrait Photographer of the Year for three consecutive years [masked]) and Print of the Year in 2011.

    Topic: Awaken Your Creative Vision

    1. Your vision as a photographer

    2. How to create rapport with your subject & improve yourself by using assertive language

    3. How to find a good mentor? We ALL need one

    4. Natural Light vs Studio Strobes (break down of lighting & approach)

    -Avoid this creative limiting belief/mindset photographers are taught

    5. Taking a picture vs making a picture (difference)

    -What's expected from you from an assignment vs what you can actually do!

    -See an actual letter of assignment for a magazine cover, my approach & the results

    6. Overview of work flow & what saved me Hundreds of hours!!?


    Review of Lecture from PMA Conference:

    You did a wonderful job with your presentation at the conference. In fact I had the distinct pleasure of writing a review of your session for PMA Newsline. I'm not sure when it will run but you will definitely know how I felt about your presentation after reading my review. I believe you will feel that I gave you an 11 on a scale of 1 to 10. You were wonderful!


    Thank you so much for your time and for sharing your story and talent with our associates from around the world. I truly feel blessed having met you and I also hope that our paths cross again, hopefully sooner than later.


    AMPP Meetings are free to members. Admission for non-members is $10.

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