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Meet Chicago-Based Urban Photographer Ivan Soriano

Ivan, tell us a little more about how you first got into photography?

Personally what got me into photography was music and art I come from a household of art.

My father was and still is a DJ I remember going through his vinyls and seeing the album covers of my favorite artist to this day and thinking these photographs on these album covers are amazing.

That personally just flipped a switch in my head.

What does your creative process look like when it comes to taking photos?

My mind works unexpectedly I want my photos to stand out make someone look at my images and say WOAH!

When one of my models are doing something as simple as looking away from the camera and get that image, I say let’s do it again.

My shoots aren’t like 'pose this way' or 'turn your head this way;'

No, I want my models to show who they really are and depict how they want to stand out in this world.

What would you say to any aspiring photographers who look up to your work?

If I can give any bit of inspiration to those who look up to me, I'd say don’t follow any trends and don't be a follower.

Be the one to stand out.

Make your art unique and follow your mind; let your mind be free in art and never be afraid to learn new things cause that’s what I've continuing to do every single day.

I’m always learning new things as a photographer.

Do you have anything new or upcoming we can expect to see from you?

Yes I do!

I have many things planned.

I recently finished my first ever project called 'Dream In Color.'

Personally, that was an amazing experience and project to do but I do have a new project called 'Random Access Memories.'

That's what I’m working on right now and I've been shooting with one of my great friends and popular artist @kxmikazebaby.

Many more ideas coming in the future.

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