Photogenic Cosplay Now if I remember rightly, a long-long time ago a man once said, 'Photography can conceal the windows of your own soul'. But then again maybe this man was drunk and he didn't know what the hell he was talking about. Unlike my great mate, Carlos -- who can take some pretty mean snaps. Here. Come see for yourself in this great conversation I had with him only the other day, whilst concealing a banana in a monkey.

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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.

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2) In your own words how would you describe your style of photography?   I enjoy creating images with a comic book / fantasy feel to them. I've always been a huge fan of Marvel / DC / Independent comics, so it's only natural that I follow suit with my passion for photography and design. This doesn't hold me back from experimentation and learning new things however. I also enjoy the macabre and the constant battle between light and darkness.

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.

Ltd Photography and Design - DisneyAs 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.

Ltd Photography and Design - Angels and Demons5) If you could get a celebrity – either living or dead – to promote your snaps, what person would you get, and why would you want to choose this particular person?   I'd be thrilled if ANY celebrity shared my creations, but if I had to choose one it would more than likely be Stan Lee. He's a legend. Not much more I need to say about him! Thanks for the many years of comic book goodness!!

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.

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