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Alberto Garcia, luthier Wednesday, July 16, 2008

My brother-in-law, Alberto Garcia, is a luthier in Mexico. While we were both in Kingston for my brother's wedding, Alberto asked me to make some promotional portraits of him.

Our visits only overlapped by about five days, and most of those were taken up by wedding-related events, so it almost didn't happen. At dinner Monday evening, I suddenly realized that we hadn't done it yet, and I was leaving Tuesday morning.

So right after dinner, we went out into my parents' backyard and made a few shots. First we used the natural light, then I brought out my speedlights. Of course, I only had the two speedlights to work with, and no stands or modifiers or anything, and the mosquitoes were coming out pretty thick as the sun went down ... still, I think they did a the trick.

You can see more of Alberto hard at work in Mexico here and here.


Virtuos Violins said...

Alberto says thank-you very very much, but he doesn't really like the first photo.
I say don't look a gift horse in the mouth.