Fidel AmosPhotographer Male New York, New York, US
My Website: Fidel's Wandering EyeMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/fidelamos
Mayhem # 2233123
* Siccome sono cresciuto in Italia e parlo la lingua, se non potete leggere Inglese e avete domande per me, non hesitare di chiedere! *
Son of an African American dad and Italian mom. Spent the first 15 years of my life in Italy, South Korea, Germany and here and there across the United States. I finished high school in Kansas, where I later attended college at Kansas State University. A double major in Public Relations & Theater + a double minor in Theater & Women’s Studies + a B.A. in Italian = me dropping out of school completely bored with it all after 3 years. On New Year’s Eve of 2002, I moved to New York City to pursue acting, writing and every other form of “The Arts” I could get my hands on. Although photography was always a hobby for me, I made it my profession in 2006. I still live in the Big Apple ever since…interrupted only by my flights home to visit Italy, or trips abroad to shoot for private clients. Photography is my bread during the day, documentary/short film making and video/sound editing are my butter. My weekends and free hours are spent, writing, producing, socializing, video-gaming and generally living life to the fullest.
I have been a Freelance photographer since 2006, and in that time I’ve been fortunate enough to photograph over 100 clients: including models, celebrities and executives. Becoming a photographer really opened up a new point of view of the world for me, which in turn allows me to share that view with the people, friends and family in my life. Believe me when I tell you…one does not come across a career everyday that brings the joy and satisfaction that photography does.
I’m a very liberal shooter. I like to insert a large part of my personality directly into my shooting style. Once I'm fun, relaxed, and comfortable, this makes those I'm shooting act natural around me…which I believe in turn produces the best shots possible.
When I'm Not Shooting Fashion:
I also enjoy being one on one with nature, architecture and inanimate objects. I love shooting cities, the country, the ocean, traffic, mountains, concrete jungles. Just point me in a direction and let me go. Especially during the day with natural lighting, and definitely if it’s in an area or city that I’ve never seen before. No posing, no one-on-one, no ‘stick your chin out’…just me, my Canon, and no critics.
My Weapon Of Choice:
I’ve used several different types of SLR cameras over the years (Nikon D-90 & D-40, Canon EOS 30D), but my favorite is my Canon T1i.