This is just a little section about me...who I am, what I like to do and where I came from...and stuff like that
the photography years
I remember working for a magazine (which will remain nameless) When in the middle of the photo-shoot, the wardrobe stylist started to argue about a piece of clothing. We had been working for 9 to 10 hours at this point and just wanted to finish with this last shot. Honestly, I was over it, but she was not.
She went on, and on about this bra strap (I should write her and thank her) I just couldn't take it anymore.
It was at that moment that I thought: is this it?
Am I going to spend the rest of my life worrying about a bra strap? Its funny because every person I meet is surprised I did this huge change. Friends would tell me, " are you crazy, photography is so cool." But honestly I wanted more out of life. The way you connect with people in a photoshoot is very different from that of a patient room or doctor's office. Nothing wrong with that line of work, its just that I realized that the fun and exciting photography world wasn't for me.
Photography did give me a lot of tools I didn't think I would use when talking with patients. It's more than medical knowledge, it's more than knowing that you passed your exams; when it comes to connecting with people at a personal level its just like doing hedshots. Gotta get up close.
I'll add more to this page later on, so for now, thank you for coming. I hope you stick around
Meantime, don't forget to check out my reading list below and catch me up on Instagram and Facebook . Don't be a stranger and write back...I love to hear how you got to where you are today and where you want to go next.
I was born in Camaguey, Cuba where I loved growing up. I didn't have many toys but I got to play with sticks and rocks. I can say I didn't miss playing with other things. Sometimes the best memories growing up aren't the ones where we got stuff.
Alright let's flashforward...I came to Miami and then skip a few more years. I decided to become a photographer. I did that for a while and really enjoyed it. I got to meet some fun interesting people along the way (like the two guys who have shot me for this site Gio) and Gabriel) and I learned that I love to talk and get to know what people are thinking and why they do what do they.
Where am I from?
Where did I go to medical school?
I went to medical school in the caribbean...St. Vincent and the Grenadines to be exact...and I can't say that it was terrible. I got to go on catamarangs every other month after exams and study by the beach. It also helped me understand how other people were and how they thought differenlty from me and really gave me perspective on life and the world. It was an amazing experience and the time I was there (though rough because of third world country problems) was one of the best chapters of my life. Not only for the experiences that I was permitted to live but also for the people who were around me as I got to do those things. Some people say that you make your life long friends in college...and althoug that can be true for some, I tell those people to make friends as you shape your career, because sorrounding yourself with friends, will make your job a lot easier. I made great friends and I even got to adopt my first two fur babies...Tito and Tita. It changes your way of viewing others, it doesn't mean they will change you or your views, but it makes you more sensitive to the needs of others. I am a new doctor and I have a lot to learn, but I loved that I chose this route and had fun along the way.
In my home library
These are just a few of my favorite things on my reading list, and some that I really like and highly recomend you get a hold of