About Abe –
Hi, I’m Abe Ortiz. Who am I? I’ve been struggling my whole life to figure this question out ☺ (as I’m sure most of us have!).
I am an animal person (I have too many to mention in a small space to write in). I am a person with too big a heart for his own good. I am a passionate person. I am a clown and practical joker. And I am a “well-rounded artist”. What does that last label mean? Well, I love music…was in band for four years, played tenor sax and received a scholarship to continue music in college. When I found out that all I could do with a music degree was to either be in a symphonic band or teach…I left college (for 9 years). I can draw from sight, meaning that if there is a picture or another drawing, I can draw it by looking at the details and copying them on my paper almost exactly (of course I give it a little of my pizzazz). Obviously I can write, and I pride myself in maintaining a solid grasp of the English language (but only when I write/type ;] ) and some claim that writing is an art.
And last, but not least (cause if it were the least you wouldn’t be reading this, I hesitantly assume), I am a photographer.
The passion within me to do what I love and capture those sometimes fleeting moments helps me recreate, on film or the digital medium, what I see in my mind’s eye. I have always loved taking pictures. Either as a kid with my Pempo’s (grandpa) Polaroid camera (which I thought was the most freakin’ coolest thing since it was instant and you had to shake it and blow on it to watch your picture magically appear!) Or in high school in a dark room developing black and white pics (no I’m not that old, but my high school was and digital was just on the verge of going viral) or even just with my own friends and family documenting special occasions.
I have, and will always, love seeing the reaction I get from the people I’ve just photographed when they see what I’ve captured.
It took me a while to figure out who I was, but now that I know I am a capturer (yes capturer) of moments. An artist. A photographer…I want to share that with you!
Email or FB me, and let’s capture those moments together! (I know, that was kinda cheesy, but it is sincere!) :D
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