10 Questions: Art Miro
Art Miro believes you should never stop learning. He’s inspired by the way his three year old daughter lives, explores and loves. For downtime he loves watching reruns of TV series and likes to eat BBQ – a sucker for salads and red wine! Based in Seattle & LA, Art travels worldwide to shoot weddings. Lets read more!
1. What is life to you? What should it be?
There’s a quote floating around that goes “you can’t do anything about the length of life but you can do something about its width and depth.” Life to me is finding your passion and just being you. Love others, bless others with your talents and never stop learning.
2. How much is your family an influence on the way you view life, see things?
It’s who my heart beats for. My daughter just turned 3 three weeks ago and I promised I wouldn’t cry … and I failed. The way she lives, explores and loves inspires me.
3. What is your favorite non-photography pass time?
Spending time with my little 3 year old daughter, Avia and my wife, Tanya.
4. What TV are you watching?
I always have The Office or FRIENDS playing. I love re-runs.
5. What do you like to eat?
BBQ! I’m a sucker for salads and some red wine.
6. Is/Are there any project(s) you wish you could do – or might do?
I’m working on putting an E-Magazine together which features local upcoming artists, musicians, photographers, dancers, etc. I’ll be taking their photos and interviewing them. Help-Portrait is something I’m looking forward too as well.
7. Do you shoot with your left eye or right eye?
Left, when I’m shooting events. I’ve been using live-view quite a bit during my sessions with couples, personal projects, etc.
8. Are there any unseen experimental images in your attic you’d like to show us now?
I went to Israel and Egypt when I was 18 years old with my dad. I didn’t know anything about photography but had an interest. At the time I had a Sony DSLR and took some photos.
9. Who was an influence growing up?
My dad. His work ethic is incredible. Came to America as an immigrant at the age of 33 not speaking a word of english and to see what he’s accomplished by remaining humble and working hard leaves me in awe.
10. If you were to start all over again, is there anything you would do differently? Why?
I’d shoot more personal projects. I focused on the business aspect a little too much and that could be a draining process.