Tigrefino Projects Photography Art
I am a Los Angeles based photographer, fine artist and educator who works in promo, event, editorial, documentary and fashion portrait photography. My photos have appeared in American Cinematographer, Theatre Week, Playbill, The Advocate, Frontiers, Globo Brazil, and the Jornal do Brasil. Some of my clients have included the Hollywood Entertainment District Business Improvement District, Being Alive, Fashion of Brazil, Reprise Theatre Company, and the Triangle Square GLE Housing among others. I hold an MFA in photography and am a graduate of both UCLA and Harvard University. I have exhibited my photographs and artwork extensively and am a recipient of several artist and educational grants including an Artist-in-Residence grant from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Much of my work is portraiture: journalistic, conceptual, color and experience enamored, high impact, character loving and spontaneous. A photo shoot is a cooperative encounter, and the aim is to convey that interaction and personal expression equally. The images are immediate heightened visual documents. All the richness in the world, so many moments that won’t be there again by definition, photography captures the unique temporality of it all. An infinitesimal bite of time turned into a picture is a beautiful testament, the ephemeral turned into a tangible glimmer. Psychologically and practically, it’s a way to be both a participant and an observer: to maintain interest in the world, one foot in, one foot out so to speak.