We had the good fortune of connecting with Yeshua Flores and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Yeshua, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Risk taking is something you’re going to have to do to get anywhere in life I feel. Worst case they just tell you no, but you’ll never know unless you ask. It’s how I’ve landed 90% of my gigs.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 name is Yeshua Flores. I’ve been Pursuing Photography and videography for a couple years now. I primarily focused documenting artists and musicians but I’ve expanded to more portrait and lifestyle work. I started photography because I saw someone taking photos at a concert and thought “ I kinda want to do that too” so I took my parents camera and shot whatever I could to practice. Fast forward a couple months and I saw this band I liked was coming to town. So I took a risk and messaged a member of the band on Instagram. I just asked if I could shoot some photos for them and for some reason they said yes. That was one of the most fun and stressful things I had done. It gave me a crash course in low light and action photography. A couple years later I started touring with bands and shooting as many shows as I could. It’s definitely a hard business to get into, even now I’m not at the level I want to be at. I’m hoping come 2022 I’ll be back in the road doing what I love.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Number one spot to hit has to be Aqui Con El Nene. It s a little Mexican spot here in town. Some of the best food for sure.San Xavier mission for the historic value, Mt. Lemmon to catch the sunset and hike, Club Congress for sure for drinks and just to hang. or just up and down 4th ave (pre covid)Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I guess my parents since they’re the ones that let me borrow the camera and mess with it. They also encouraged me follow whatever it was I was into. Along the way I met some great people that helped me learn more about photography and videography that I’m very thankful for. Isaac Stockton, Hans Terslin, Luke pitteroff and Kelly Fox to name a few