I’m Fabian Suarez. I’m a photographer and have been taking pictures since 2010. I had a severe accident in 2015 but as soon as I could I got back on the photography horse. I’ve had work published and I got cover of an online magazine after my accident. I love documenting moments in history and meeting people. I’ve shot both film and digital and can’t tell you which I prefer. I personally don’t see myself willingly stopping my photography.
- When did you first realize you wanted to be a photographer?
FS: I first realized in my senior year of high school, 2010.
- How long does a photoshoot normally take?
FS: It really depends. If it’s based on my ideas and wants it’ll take anywhere between a half hour to 2 hours. If it’s a photoshoot that the client wants something in specific it could take anywhere from 2-4 hours.
- What is your work schedule like when photographing a subject?
FS: It depends on the subject. It could be sunrise, sunset, golden hour it just depends.
- Where do you get your ideas or information for your photoshoots?
FS: I’m a really easy to work with photographer. I like taking candid and editorial shots. Most of my work is unplanned, spur of the moment type of work.
- When did you get your first photo published?
FS: I honestly don’t remember but I think it was sometime in late 2012.
- What do you do when you’re not taking pictures?
FS: Focus on my recovery, listen to music or do research.
- What does your family think of your photography?
FS: They completely support me, and I am super grateful. My mom likes my work, and she likes that I’m varying my subjects were before I was focusing on just skateboarding.
- What was the most surprising thing you learned while editing?
FS: Hands down double exposure!
- How many photos have you had published? Which is your favorite?
FS: I really don’t remember but somewhere between 8-12.
- Any tips/suggestions on getting started?
FS: Oh man I really don’t know, I guess just love what you do. You never know when something you get can get used. Just capture everything.
- What do you think makes a good photo?
FS: A good story, a connection to your subject and the creation of emotions.
- As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
FS: Super random but I wanted to play football.