Everett, Washington, USA
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Fine Art Photography
An Interview With Jose Lino Jose, where are you from?I was born in Punta de Callao, an area of Lima, Peru.Jose, why did you become an artist? Why did you pick photography as your artistic medium?I became an artist and use photography as my outlet for my emotions; it gives me the ability to express my emotions at any given time. Photography allows me to control the camera, as if it were an extension of me; I can manipulate the shot to show what I see.
Why do you prefer black and white photography?I need to control the contrast and express the nuances, to translate it to an image the way I perceive it to be.What techniques do you use?I am a follower of Ansel Adams technique, the ‘Zone System’-how to ‘see’ white and grey and the shades in-between, above and below.
What do you ‘see’ when you look through the lens? How do you ‘see’ or capture a shot? What are you looking for?I see paths, lines that lead to somewhere. No matter what the subject is, a flower, reflections in the water, a person-I am looking at the composition of what I see personally.How do you respond to that vision of what you see?I don’t know that I have the image from my head until I am in the lightroom, and I start manipulating the image to highlight the best qualities of the shot. Sometimes, I don’t capture it, and I have to re-shoot.
Is there a personal statement in your artwork?I want others to see that there are many different, potential ways to ‘see’ or perceive a particular vista or object, not just what appears before their eyes.What personal detail would you like to share about yourself?I enjoy experiencing other cultures and hope to ‘see’ through my eyes how they view their own world.Jose Lino enjoys life in Everett, Washington, near Mukilteo with his wife and daughter. His alternate career is Real Estate.