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Who's in the Crew? - Spotlight on Victor Rodriguez

NAME: Victor Rodriguez - http://www.photobyvictor.com/portfolio
https://headshotcrew.com/photobyvictor

WHERE DO YOU LIVE? Currently, I live in South Jersey, about 30 minutes outside of Philadelphia, PA.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SHOOTING HEADSHOTS? I've been shooting headshots and portraits for about 10 years now. I booked my first job shooting for Peirce College for an ad campaign they were working on that year. It was pretty cool to see my images all over Philly considering I had just graduated from Uarts (The University of the Arts) that same year.

WHAT ELSE DO YOU LIKE TO SHOOT? Besides headshots, I enjoy photographing food cityscapes and several other subjects...pretty much anything that puts me behind my camera and trying new things. A lot of my "other" or "personal" work can be found here https://www.pictorem.com/profile/Victor.F.Rodriguez.Jr

YOUR LIGHTING SETUP FOR HEADSHOTS? I often use one large softbox with a fill and reflector under the chin or one 72" umbrella directly behind me to mimic flat window lighting. Sometimes if it's very sunny out, I'll use the shoot through 5 in 1 reflector by Westcott.

WHEN DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER PH AND THE HSC? I originally met Peter Hurley at Photo Plus Expo back in 2017. I remember going over to the booth because I was curious about the lighting setup Peter had during one of his demos. I got to chat with Peter for a little bit after his demo, which is when he told me about his book and the Headshot Crew. I bought a copy, got an autograph and I took a selfie with him and somehow ended up at his studio party, haha. It was an interesting first introduction but I'm happy I got to meet him.

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE TO JOIN THE CREW AFTER YOU FOUND IT? When I bought Peter's book, he was also offering a promo for 3 free months so I signed up as soon as I got home from PPE and I've been a member ever since.

WHAT IS ONE THING PEOPLE WOULD NEVER GUESS ABOUT YOU? Unless you had a conversation with me, you would never know I grew up spending my childhood in Europe. My mother was in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years.

WHAT'S ONE THING YOU WISH PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT YOU? I am currently working on a book titled 'Human'. It's a figure study series that focuses on positive body image, or at least that's the goal.

14 Comments

Beth Madison's picture
Protégé

Great to get to know you, Victor! I love your work! I'm especially drawn to your figure series and your food photography. Really strong work throughout. The "Creatives" series is awesome, too. Hope you'll let us know when your "Human" book comes out!

Victor Rodriguez's picture
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Thank you! I will definitely let you all know when the book is finished.

David H. Roth's picture
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Good to know you, sir. 🤙🏼

Victor Rodriguez's picture
Protégé

Thank you :)

Norman Jaillet's picture
Associate

Beautiful work sir!!

Victor Rodriguez's picture
Protégé

Thank you

Claudia Hoag's picture
Associate

Very cool!! Beautiful work, too!

Victor Rodriguez's picture
Protégé

Thank you!

Peter Istvan's picture
Protégé

Nice !

Victor Rodriguez's picture
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Thanks!

Danh Nguyen's picture
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Your work is excellent!! Great to know you know, Victor.

Victor Rodriguez's picture
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Thank you, Danh!

Art M Altman's picture
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Superb work.

Victor Rodriguez's picture
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Thank you!