My photography is centered around two main subjects, people and architecture. My interest in photography began at the age of 13 with a 35mm Pentax my dad brought home from Vietnam. When I was 13 we lived in Anchorage Alaska and my photography was mostly of my friends and skateboarding. My hobby continued through the early part of high school but then I lost interest as I let go of skateboarding. In college I found a love for the stock market and pursued my goal of being a financial analyst. In the fall of 2000, while working as an analyst for an investment bank, I took a trip to Europe which reignited my passion and interest in photography. I came home with 26 rolls of film and a renewed love for photography.
As I grew disenchanted with my career as an analyst I began to interview photographers about their jobs and enrolled a B&W printing course through UCLA extension. In November 2002 I was given an opportunity to leave the banking business and I haven’t looked back since. Now I work for you.
Random Facts and Useless Trivia:
I’m the only son of an only son
I like to watch motorcycle and car building shows but wouldn’t know how to change the oil in my car
From K-12 I attended 10 different schools
Other than assisting one photographer and the UCLA extension class, everything I know about photography and lighting is self-taught
I named my daughter Grace because I love the meaning of the word
If I’m in a foul mood Stevie Ray Vaughn can usually pull me out
On July 15th 2006 I married Robin Teitelbaum
On July 16th 2006 I shaved my head
My first album was Kiss Alive II (Not sure why)
The first song that I remember really liking was Planet Rock by Afrika Bambaataa (I still like it today)
I’m a leo and like long walks on the beach (not really)
©Chuck Espinoza 310-571-5094