1) What are your own origins, Carlos? Plus what path did you take in life prior to getting to where you are today? I hail from Brighton, England, and moved to Canada when I was seven years old. I've always been involved in the arts and have a passion in song writing & poetry as well as the visual arts.
As far as photography goes, I dug deep into that part of what I did two years ago when my studio equipment bit the dust and I could no longer record music whenever I felt like it. Y'know what they say? Everything happens for a reason.
3) What have you learnt about yourself via this endeavor? And were their any unforeseen obstacles you had to contend with along the way? I have learned many things. Mainly, it's never too late to pick up a new vent of expression for ones creativity. Also, I have a thirst for knowledge and find myself wanting to learn new techniques daily whilst also being inspired by my favorite artists.
As far as obstacles go, I find life is one giant obstacle course. Regardless of what phase I may be going through in life, it can always be converted into art and therefore I find that conquering obstacles is an art form all on it's own.
4) If your attitude towards taking pictures was an actual song, what song would it be and why? 'Freebird' by Leonard Skynard would be a good representation of my love for photography. There's no limit to the places I can go for a photo session. People and places everywhere waiting to connect and create with similar interest and desire for imagination.
6) What was the best convention you were a part of? I am at a loss. I have yet to attend a convention. Yep... never been to one yet. I plan on going to the next Niagara Falls comicon in my Army of Darkness costume and will also be wielding my camera. I have no doubt that it will have me hooked!
7) During your time in this field, what piece of advice would you want to impart on a fellow photographer? Pretty simple really: Never give up and always look to improve your craft. Art has no limits.
8) If you have a personal motto, what would it be? An artist will find 100 things wrong with their own creation. A douchebag will find 100 things wrong with someone else's. Period!
Ha! So there you have it, dear reader. My mate Carlos and his life as a photographer. When you have the time please check out some of his great snaps over on his official facebook page. Go on. Click-Click. Snap-Snap. You'll be happy that you did.