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Photographer of the month/May – Juan Pablo Arias Vargas (Papo).

It’s that time again; Time for another dose of photography, with this months “Photographer of the Month”; Juan Pablo Arias Vargas (A.K.A. Papo). I personally really enjoyed looking through Papos choice of “formats” – He really thought outside of the box; and delivered a diverse range of imagery. Really worth a look. And yes, yes, we’re still behind by a month. But again, it’s worth it…

Time to break the chains?

Words…

Color? Place? Story? Theme? Equipment? – Photography is much more than that! The most prized ingredient, is your own unique point of view – In a way, what you’ve seen, which nobody else has perceived in the same manner…

"Take your time setting up..."

Take the time setting up a shot; and then, in a spilt second, capture the scene, with all that atmosphere and emotion, all in a single image! A great feeling!

Diversity is key...

Provoke the critics! – Say what you have to say, through your work!

No time to be brassed-off!

I know a great thinker; he once sent me a letter, it read: “it’s a format thing”. To me, this means being able to say what I have to say, in a single image format.

Philosopher?

When photography and BMX are combined, it’s possible to achieve excellent versatility, diversity and creativity within the image format – In a sense, as a photographer you are ‘performing freestyle’.

Cristobal Amor Surfing...

Since my childhood, I’ve held-back many things I wanted to say – At the age of 20, I borrowed a camera and went for a journey around my city, photographing the places I’d experienced. For the first time, I felt able to talk without words. That day I was not alone – It was me and my BMX bike.

Coco Zurita is becoming a regular here at VS...

Background…

My name is ‘Juan Pablo Arias Vargas’; I’m 28 years of age. And married, with a 7 year old son.

Special moments...

Half-way through my career in publicity, I decided to take a break. During this time I studied photography for two and a half years. I studied at the ‘School of Photo & Arts’, in Chile. Here I gained my credentials for the ‘I.F.P.O’ (International Freelance Photographers Organization).

"Honey - I've shrunk the crowd again!!!"

I have now been doing professional photography for more than five years.

Communication is key...

I have worked with different brands and items.

"Classic BMX seat-post - My Home Studio"

Throughout all my different experiences, I enjoy sport the most (BMX Freestyle). I also enjoy product photography – Two very different themes, but in both cases a great challenge.

Product overview... But not the kind you were expecting!?

I would like to share this video with you:

Untitled from pablo arias on Vimeo.

Thanks to Ariel Cruz for making contact, Christopher Mühle for the translation, and you Chris, for the opportunity to show my work.

Juan Pablo Chavez/ Whip/ 5-stairs.

Victor Ariel...

Suites you Sir...

Wish you were here? I do.

The Architecture of Sanhattan...

Is this the typical BMX'ers abode?

Keen to follow in Pablos foot-steps?

Always a reason to celebrate...

Nature v Urban Jungle.

One from the family album...

Pablo = Married man... He knows to stay behind the lense!

In it to win...

'Chills'

Macarena, listening to beats...

Zura21, Chilled.

It's all about that time - 'Show Time'...

... And Summer time!

Master of Panoramics?

… ‘Happy Days’! Cheers Papo – Chris@VS.

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