Today we’d like to introduce you to Alfio Lora.
Alfio, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I believe we all, at one point in time have heard of people whom have picked up an activity as a hobby and their passion for it is so strong, they eventually turned it into their profession. When I first bought a film camera back in the eighties, before the digital era (Remember those prehistoric days?), my only objective was to capture family moments. I never thought that many years later, after moving to the Dominican Republic from Miami, and taking a “break” from photography, life would bring me back to photography, after borrowing my father’s camera to take with me to a dream European vacation trip I planned with my wife. I realized that you can take the camera away from a photographer, but not his passion for it. Mine has always been there, and from the moment I picked up a camera again, it came back with such fervor, that I turned that hobby into the reality of making photography my profession, and being part of that “Selective” group of people whom can make a living out of something they truly feel passionate about. My other passion is golf, but in that Area, unfortunately I did not become a professional golfer…. Lol!!
It is my pleasure to share my art with you, and with my lens, convert into a reality those images expressed in words to me by my clients when we first meet. Many days and nights have passed since those film days, and thanks to technology, now we have many more tools to create awesome memories in a way that was practically impossible back then, and being able, not only to make true our clients dreams, but also to share them throughout the world in a matter of minutes.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I have focused on three areas when it comes to photography: Architectural & Interior, Event, and Portraits. The common factor amongst all three, for me, is when anyone sees my pictures, for he or she to enjoy it like we all enjoy a great plate of great food. For the viewer to want to keep on staring at it and find more and more things they enjoy about it. The way I create my images most of the times is from what I see that catches my eyes. I do not have a pre-planned script or image in my head, I do have a basic idea but everything takes form as I start shooting.
The sterotype of a starving artist scares away many potentially talented artists from pursuing art – any advice or thoughts about how to deal with the financial concerns an aspiring artist might be concerned about?
I have found throughout life that I have been most happy doing what I enjoy even if the pay is not “that great’, then doing the opposite. Since everyone’s case is different, my advice would apply to some, thus my best advice would be: ” where there is a will, there is a way”. We all will find the way to accomplish it if we really want it. Don’t give up even if the tough gets going.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
Y have my work online at: https://pixieset.com/collection/index/. Also, I do have three accounts for each one of my areas on Instagram as well as Facebook: alfio Lora images, alfio event photography, alfio real estate photography.
- Address: Miami, Fl.
- Website: https://alfioloraimages.pixieset.com/
- Phone: 305-755-2083
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alfioloraimages/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alfioloraimages/
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