Juan Carlos Maciel
I studied communications in the university of Guadalajara, Jalisco. Mexico and i'm a self-taught photographer with inclination to beauty and portraits. I also been working in the entertainment industry for 10 plus years as a cameraman covering red carpets, movie premiers and interviewing Hollywood celebrities as well as hispanic personalities.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Juan. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I am very dedicated to my art and craft. I keep learning and educating my self every time through films, music, books, literature and of course other photographers job that inspire me to get better very single day.
Juan, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
I am a self taught photographer so very often it amazes me how far i have come regarding the quality of my art and work. My aspiration is of course get to work in the big leagues and collaborate with great personalities in the beauty and fashion business.
Who is your inspiration in life Juan? How do you keep inspired?
I am a very art sensitive person, so every day i find inspiration from a novel quote, a film, the sound of a voice or an instrument, see an amazing photographer of another photographer. My inspiration is everywhere.
We all make mistakes Juan, we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Photographer , you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I never regret the things i've done. Good or bad, everything is a life lesson.
Juan ,when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
Schedule and timing. Every one is important. Don't play an be serious. One job at time
Please tell us Juan, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
I am very systematic, so i keep my main focus on the job in front of me, i don't have time to waist worrying about anything else.
Juan, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
Every time i'm with a client i take the time to show them my vision and the pros of doing things of certain way. I am very precise explaining my ideas and most of all, i firmly believe in me.
Juan please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share to everyone. What is it and why?
Every time i get an honest human reaction, especially get i get my clients to laugh out loud is the best moment for me, because that means that i truly made a human connection.
Juan, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Every picture i have is an example of my creativity at work.
What advice would you give to the people who wants to be successful as a Photographer?
Educate yourself, learn and practice, fail, fail very often, that is how you truly grow as a professional and believe in yourself and your vision.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I am always open to work with the people who truly are passionate and have the talent to make something amazing to happen.
Now for the best part Juan! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photographer: Juan Carlos Maciel @juanantoniocarlosmaciel