We had the good fortune of connecting with Albert Flores and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
People are our subjects and they are each beautiful in their own remarkable way. So we try to provide a photography service that will capture that at the highest standard possible. I hold what we do to an impossible standard, one we may never reach but constantly strive for. We believe that a photo is not just a photo. It is an incredible accomplishment of physics. A photo is the freezing of time and light, a microsecond that captures a person as they look and feel in that moment of time and place in the universe. A moment that escapes us and may never return. So, yes! Everything must be perfect.
Every creative struggles to accept that their work is good. They constantly feel it’s not adequate enough and we have definitely dealt with the same thing. These are some of the hardest things to do are; overcome those insecurities, open yourself up to criticism, realize that your art is good enough and that it has value. Value that can be and should be shared with the world.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Here in Arizona, we are lucky to have such a diverse community and environment. The tour would start off in the heart of downtown phoenix, if there is a Suns game going on we would definitely be there. It’s one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to see how strong and diverse our community is. After, a drink and a bite to eat at Bitter & Twisted or Hanny’s. The following days we would venture off to hike the Grand Canyon, visit the orange mountains of Sedona, stare up at the yellow roofs found in the Aspen Nature Loop, and visit Antelope Canyon or Monument Valley. Finally, I’d take them to some of the best family owned authentic Mexican restaurants. There are too many to name but it’s important to showcase my heritage and the community that makes up a large part of this state.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I don’t believe there is any ONE person that deserves special credit or recognition. There were and will continue to be multiple people and philosophies that have influenced me and helped shape me. I will, though, recognize some more than others. My parents will always deserve a ton more credit than any other person, for instance. James Clark for his wisdom and for teaching us to ‘never learn how to quit’. My friends, family, and significant other for their support and company. Isaac Ibarra, my business partner for his commitment and hard work to help build Lifebooth. All the great philosophers, business leaders, and thinkers that have existed and are still alive today. They have all helped shape the way we do business, how we live our lives, and the way we treat people within our tribe and outside it.