My name is Anthony Mendoza Barlan or Ant'z for short and as my friends used to call me...:-) my work is influenced by Fine Arts Glamour Portraiture or artistic imagery especially if the images tell a story. I am a very creative person, not only within myself but my work too! Photography is another art form to me; you can be as creative as possible with a camera as long as you have the ideas!
I did not find photography;Photography found me. Since that moment I have become fascinated by the rhetoric of the image. Using my creativity to explore the human condition and the world around me, I continually find myself enthralled by the power of images and their ability to shape whatever consumes them.
For me photography is about the concept, the reasoning behind the image is far more important than the aesthetic value. Is a passion that has taken me to where I am in life as of now.
In life, we seek our own way; we are all in pursuit of happiness. We want to find something that's going to make us different from the others, make our life special. We want to find a sense of life and we are testing different things just to find something that will be most important for us.; something that helps us to spread our wings and let our dreams come true. One day I came to the point where I realized that something was wrong in my life; I wasn't doing what I wanted to do. I've realised that Photography can be more than just a passion and a dream; it can become my profession with skills for life.
Someone could ask why Photography? Photography is the medium, which allows us to show our own point of view, sometimes helps us to understand the world we live in and to discover something new about ourselves. Photography is like a passion, sometimes it is like a deeply concealed mystery, sometimes it gives us a chance to see what is invisible, hidden deep in our dreams. It is like desire; always bringing a joy. Photography as any other medium of art evokes emotions in us, asks questions and forces us to reflect on the world around us.
I believe that my Art in photographs will bring some joy and emotions but also cause our viewers to reflect.