"One Country One Photographer"
My name is Franke Rodriguez. I live
in Chicago, Illinois and I am 28 years old. Photography has been
a hobby for over 10 years and it is becoming more exciting to
me every year.
I enjoy several styles of photography
(scenic, portraiture, fashion, sports, wedding), but I feel that
candid photos are the most rewarding, if I succeed in capturing
the emotions on the film.
To this end, I have tried to adopt
a documentary-style approach into my work, even if the assignment
is a formal event such as a wedding. With this approach in mind,
I am better able to follow my instincts, and so even subjects
with which I have little or no experience become fun challenges
instead of daunting obstacles.
Many people have told me that I am a good photographer. If that's
true, it's because I have a deep appreciation for life in general,
and I try to pay attention to the different forms it takes. I
have so much to learn about many technical aspects, but my priority
is to practice often and try to see the beauty in all things.