Puerto Rico

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Some t-shirts

I designed some t-shirts for sale.

I know, I’m supposed to keep things photography related. So I will, I designed these shirts in Photoshop.

There you happy!

On to the meaty part. Take a peek at my storefront:
https://www.teepublic.com/user/gdotarroyo

You can easily order any of the designs like I share in this video:

There are more than just t-shirts. I also plan to add to my store when I can. Check out some of my Puerto Rico designs.

Some t-shirts

Some t-shirts

Some t-shirts

More coming soon! Check back to find new items! read more

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What my camera saw.

It has been 5 months.

5 months since the island of Puerto Rico was ravished by Hurricane Maria. I went to Puerto Rico at the end of January just to put my eyes on the devastation that the people experienced.  Lots of work needs to be done, but I want to share some of what I saw, and a little taste of what my camera saw.

What my camera saw.

Check out my article on Medium to read what I wrote a few weeks back.

What my camera saw.

What my camera saw.

What my camera saw.

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Animated some photos

I always say in my trainings that motion is the future. What do you do if you only have photos? How do you solve this issue? You animate some selected still photos so they have motion in them. An easy way to add some eye-catching movement to your photos.

Here are a few animated gifs from photos that I created:

I especially love the first one from Mar Chiquita in Manati, Puerto Rico. All were captured in Puerto Rico 2018 and created on my iPad.

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New Video from Puerto Rico

What have I been doing recently? Well I traveled to Puerto Rico to see how things are with my own eyes.

I captured tons of content. Which is visable on my two Instagram accounts @giovanni_arroyo_photography and @gdotarroyo.

I also took my 3DR Solo with me and captured aerial video. The first of which I am sharing above. You will be able to check out more on my Youtube Channel.

All photos and video were captured with my travel trifecta: Fuji XE-1, GoPro Hero 4 Silver or iPhone 7 Plus.

Don’t you want to visit Puerto Rico? There is a lot more to our island than just Old San Juan.
New Video from Puerto Rico read more

Printing and Getting Ready, Giovanni Arroyo Photography
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Getting Ready

I’m printing. I’m matting. I’m framing

I am getting ready.

For what?

To share six of my urban photography images at 4th Friday’s April 24th. They will be on sale in Nancy Merkling’s studio at the Starline Factory and Studios in Harvard. This event is great, make sure you stop by Nancy’s Studio and take a look and take a fine art photo home.

Make sure you introduce yourself when you come by.  Oh and wish me a happy birthday. I’ve passed another year on earth April 22nd. read more

Events

Christmas in July

Want to check out some great artwork created by Puerto Rican artists? Enjoy some of the best food? Listen to music?
Join me and my fellow artists at Christmas in July Summerfest in Waukegan this weekend. Presented by the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance, Puerto Rican Society of Waukegan, and the Waukegan Park District.
I will be bringing  framed and unframed work, including prints from my recent trip to San Juan.

Don’t miss this event!
Bowen Park
39 Jack Benny Dr. 
Waukegan, IL 
July 19th 1pm -8pm read more

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Anticipation

One of the greatest skills for a street photographer is the ability to anticipate.  Picking out a stage, knowing who the players are and how the scene will unfold is crucial to capturing exactly what you envisioned.

For this photo in the old part of San Juan I noticed the  girl walking from the right as well as the person walking towards the darkened hallway. I set the stage and anticipated when both players would be in the location I wanted to capture. (You can click on the image to see a larger version) read more

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Alone on a Bridge

“Alone on a Bridge”

Sometimes I feel alone.
I am a Puerto Rican born in Chicago, I am a Chicagoan living in the suburbs, I am a hispanic living amongst anglos.
Where do belong?

Art is a look inside the heart and soul of the artist. Sometimes I feel alone.

“Alone on a Bridge” was shown at the May 4th Fridays at the Starline Gallery in Harvard.
The black wooden framed metal print totalling 23″x19″ is available for purchase for $250. Viewing in person is highly recommended, a monitor can not come close to showing the dynamic range nor reflective surfaces.
Contact me if you are interested in this or any of my other work. read more

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Color?

Mark today down in history, I am doing something that I rarely do and even more rarely admit to. I’m posting color photos. Yes I’ll admit every once in a while a photo needs to be in color. I learned to shoot film on black and white and still see photos in black and white so I do have preference for photos in shades of gray.

Both of these photos were taken in Viejo (old) San Juan Puerto Rico during a recent trip. You can purchase both of these photos and others I have taken around Puerto Rico right now on FineArtAmerica.com. If you would prefer a signed copy please contact me directly. read more

Puerto Rico Protest Giovanni Arroyo
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Protests

Protests just seem to find me. I don’t go looking for them, but they must be looking for me. I enjoy walking around cities and feeling the life that each individual cities have. In San Juan, Puerto Rico last week I was doing just such a thing, walking around the old portion of the city taking photos when, down the street, I could hear the chants. Yep another protest had found me and I dove into see what was going on. Below are some of the photos I took.