Portable: How did you start taking photos?

Buenaventura Marco: I’ve always been into the visual arts. My school had a great art program and we painted a lot and visited museums. I’ve had a couple of point and shoot cameras as a kid and I’ve been known for extensively borrowing my college roommate’s cameras, but it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that photography really took hold of me. I was going though a really hard time after a major de-motivation with music playing and a bad break up so my mom bought me a compact digital camera since taking pictures seemed the only thing that motivated me again. Immediately after I bought my first film SLR camera I started shooting a lot and learning from the incredible photographers I found online and started posting my stuff on Flickr. To this date photography has been a great journey thus far and has become a necessity in my life.