ALBERTO OVIEDO / Photographer
Alberto captures the youthful energy of life's most spontaneous moments, bringing the viewer to a familiar place of happiness. From the vivid colors in his lifestyle images and Portrait work to his truthful and compelling advertising, celebrity and editorial spreads, he captures something unique and exceptional in each of his subjects.
My journey began before I did – in Cuba, where my grandparents and mother were born. During the Cuban Revolution, they migrated to Colombia, but never abandoned their strong Cuban morals and work ethic. My attention to detail I owe to my grandfather, but it was my mother who gave me my first camera. It was thanks to her incredible amount of support I was able to move to the U.S. in 1999 to become a professional photographer.
After Photo School, I got my first break in the photography business when, without any experience, I landed a job as a full-time assistant for Jim Fiscus. While working with Jim I learned much about the industry, both on and off the set. More importantly, I learned to be humble and to treat everyone around me with the respect they deserve. I left Jim’s studio after three years, with a lot of knowledge, great friends, and a strong portfolio – which allowed me to start building a client list.
Throughout my journey I have been fortunate to work with athletes, models, new faces, old faces, celebrities, cultures and colors, finding new inspiration in each project. As for where this path is going to take me, I like to think I'm working on it as we speak.
Currently, I’m living in a tiny apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with my wife Kathy and my son Cristiano.