We had the good fortune of connecting with Salvador Pino Vazquez and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Salvador, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
Being artistic or creative have always been something that i’ve been since a young age, from painting to music I’ve always been attracted to it. I was always the guy taking the “cool” photos and the more and more I learned the more I started loving the craft of photography. Now a days with instagram and other social medias making it easier for people to view and enjoy my work I felt the push of wanting to create more, and show the beauty of Arizona.

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.
My photography came from a hobby that I picked up when I was younger. From taking photos of the jobs the my dad would take to starting to branch out into other categories of photography. It slowly became more and more of a focus as the years went by. It has not been easy doing a 9-5 job while also trying to run a small photo business but the biggest take away I can get from this is time management. From my work I want to show people the beauty of Arizona as well as provide them with local services that will help capture moment that will last a life time.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Two places that come top to mind that I would show someone if they have never been is are, Mount Lemmon & gates pass. While at Mt. Lemmon you can literally get lost for hours, hiking and exploring with amazing views everywhere you go. From windy point vista to the ski at the very top you won’t be disappointed. As far as gates pass.. this location is the best for sunsets! I can truly never get tired of heading there for some amazing sunsets as well as some really nice trails to explore. You’ve ever wanted to take cute photos in the desert? Gates pass is the spot for that as well!

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?
A shout out would definitely have to be to the Tucson Photographers community that I had a pleasure to me when @neatpicsitake & @rycardo_bia_photography hosted a meet up one afternoon a few years back. Meeting so many people with the same interest really changed this whole photography journey for me.

Website: https://photographybysal.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/photographybysal/

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