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Photography by Sebastian Ramirez
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Hometown: CarbondaleSchool: Colorado Rocky Mountain School

Art background: A few drama and drama tech classes; photography since the age of 15What’s the inspiration behind your work? Photography is not simply an art, but a state of mind. I photograph anything that captivates me in some way or another – it is a way to create freedom and creativity in a world that can sometimes seem linear and rigid.What’s your favorite subject to photograph, and why? Again, anything that captivates my mind in some way or another. Usually, this will include images that are not common in everyday life, things that are unusual and spectacular. If I had to chose, I would say nature is my favorite subject. Family information: Parents divorced, and I have one brother. Mom lives with me, Dad is working in Vietnam at the moment.Which three artists or photographers, living or dead, would you like to study under and why? Mathias Klum, Henri Cartier Bresson, and Ansel Adams. These three photographers are each masters of their own mediums and subject matters. Cartier Bresson and Adams are deceased, but were innovators and revolutionaries in the world of photography. Klum is a wildlife photographer working for National Geographic.

What school clubs are you part of? I’m president and creator of both the CRMS Debate Club and the CRMS Intramural Sports League, and I do a lot of acting. Outside of school, I am the founder and director of the Roaring Fork Valley League of Young Photographers. I am also organizing a valley-wide youth (high school) photography contest and exhibition.If you could only have one piece of art hanging in your room, what would it be? One of my own photographs that I haven’t taken yet. Someday I will, and it will indeed hang it on my wall.Describe your art in one word: Perception



Subject in school: Advanced placement EnglishColor: OrangeCamera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTPlace in Garfield Country: My house! And CRMSFood: Filet mignonBook: “1984” by George OrwellPoet: T.S. EliotMovie: Too many to choose fromSong: Again, too many to choose from! I have a ton of favorite bands though, too many to list here.Web site: Nationalgeographic.com and Facebook.com


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