Today we’d like to introduce you to Juan Rodriguez.
Hi Juan, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I have been into arts and drawing since I was a kid/teenager and sporadically did so through my adulthood. When my son graduated from high school I paid for his senior photos and watched a guy somewhat fumbled through in the computer and I said to myself, I can do this. So as my daughter approached her senior year, I decided to get into photography back in 2017 so that I can capture her experience myself. Ever since then my passion for art has been reignited and now, I express my art through photography. I started getting better little by little and some people thought I should be getting paid for my work. My wife encouraged me to open a business and so JFX PHOTO ART was born in May of 2021. During the week I am a software developer for a major local furniture retailer and on the weekends, I venture on my photography business. I really enjoy photographing our local natural beauty on the outdoors but my paid jobs come by means of portrait sessions or coverage of celebratory events.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Starting my own business has not been easy especially during this time of the pandemic. My main source of income has been from my Monday through Friday job, which I do enjoy, but my photography business was born out of passion for the art. I have come to learn some of the business aspects which I didn’t think of before as a hobbyist, and I am still learning. Learning never stops if you are wanting to grow and progress in anything you do.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I am more of a hybrid of a photographer and an artist. The difference in my work from many of the local photographers is the creative post-processing approach I take when working on my photos and the many different genres that I cover within photography. Amongst the genres, I cover through my photography are portraits, fine art photography, macro, wildlife, architectural, automotive, and still life. It is truly and art form to do many forms of photography and I am blessed to be able to do so.
How can people work with you, collaborate with you, or support you?
I have a few ways in which any person can connect with me for bookings or collaborations. Through my social media on either Facebook or Instagram just look up JFXPHOTOART or at my website www.jfxphotoart.com.
- Email: Jfxphotoart@gmail.com
- Website: www.jfxphotoart.com
- Instagram: Instagram.com/jfxphotoart
- Facebook: Facebook.com/jfxphotoart
JFX PHOTO ART