Alfredo Omana Padron: "Nothing could stop me"

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” Ansel Adams

This is the real Alfredo Omana Padron, owner of company "AJG Filmproductions", fashion and celebrity photographer. Padron’s work was particularly forward-thinking and experimental in the same time. His work has been widely shown in popular media in USA.

“Good eye” in photography is, on top of extensive training, excellent skills, and expensive equipment, the key to photographic success. It allows the photographer to catch those moments that are missed easily and distinguishes a good photographer from an average one. 

A "good eye" in photography is mostly an innate ability to see what others may not see, or in a different way. Yet with a lot of hard work, some training and, of course, a combination of many subtle talents.

A “good eye” involves not only experience, but a passion, a desire to not simply take a picture, but capture a moment in time, the composition of which tells more visually than any caption could do justice.

Our readers love when Alfredo photos appear on the pages of VS CHICAGO magazine. Most of his pictures adorn our cover. He is naturally makes Photography an Art. He has a “good eye”.

So today Alfredo is our guest.

The place where you were born.

Caracas, Venezuela.

What's the best you get from your parents.

My parent taught me the value of honesty and instilled in me a work ethic that has served me well through the years.

The largest children's fear.

I was afraid I couldn’t fly, I event tried it once, but got all bruised up. The rest was absolutely possible for me.

How you start your career as photographer?

Sense I was a little boy I felt in love with a camera… I made my first video when I was 13 years old... Then I met a person who played a big role in my life… I called her “An Angel”, she was inspiring me to follow my passion… And I did! Nothing could stop me.

Your strongest ability?

I believe in myself and have faith in my ability to create something beautiful.

Where in the world are you happiest?

I love Islands: blue water, white sand and sun.

The most beautiful thing in Chicago?

The city has amazing attractions, friendly people and many beautiful women.
Wind, rain or snow - which will you choose?

 I would choose wind, because it always brings something new.

Roller coasters or running with bulls?

Running with bulls. I love the actions!

Your greatest fear?

It’s hard for me to say good bye to the person I love.

The first thing you’d grab in a fire.

A Heart!!!

Your first CD?

John Lennon.

The last song you listened to?


Your signature drink?

It's always good to have a cup of cappuccino in the morning.

 Open the fridge. The first thing you reach for?

Apple juice.

Your last meal, if you could choose?

It would be seafood.

Your first thought when you at danger?

I think about my family as they are the most important people in my life.

Worldwide recognition: what you’d like to do next?

Keep going, creating beautiful art, collaborate with organizations and people on new projects.  Inspire others and help my followers.

The best time of day?

When I finish editing pictures is the most enjoyable time of the day. 

 One fact most people don’t know about you?

I’m a hopeless romantic.

Your first love?

 She was so beautiful!

Who are your heroes?

My daughter and my family are my heroes. They are my biggest inspiration and life motivation.

Your life motto?

"Never be ashamed of what you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion that you want, and to do what makes you happy." That's my life motto.

Olga Ruda
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