CerArte-Dominicana Moda 2013 / Über-Gangs / José JhanWork Blog
October 2013

"Über-Gangs" collection by José Jhan. This runway was presented at Dominicana Moda 2013. Production of the runway's surface was done by CerArte.

More coverage of the event:

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This is my recent work blog. Here you will find a selection of photos and assignments which highlight the experiences I have been able to enjoy during the past years.

CerArte-Dominicana Moda 2013 / Moisés Quesada 
October 2013

"EOS" Fashion show, held in Dominicana Moda 2013, with which Moises Quesada won the award for best collection. The runway, inspired by the Northern Lights and displaying a wide range of reflections, was produced by CerArte especially for this event.

More coverage of the event:

CerArte (Facebook)

CerArte (Instagram)

Moisés Quesada (Instagram)

 
Jhonnattan Castro / Formula D Long Beach 2012 
April 2012

Jhonnattan Castro is the first Dominican driver to enter the Formula Drift series in the United States. His debut took place in the first round in Long Beach, LA. We could also attend the two practice rounds in Willow Springs where all the necessary adjustments and set up of the car was done. He is driving a Nissan 350Z. We must not only thank Jhonnattan Castro Racing for letting us tag along, but also to the sponsors that make this possible: City Tire Online, Hankook Tire, Banco del Progreso, Metaldom and AutoHaus.

Stay tuned for more coverage of the evolution of this great friend and driver. In the meanwhile you can keep yourself informed of news regarding his project in the following links:

Jhonnattan Castro (Facebook)

Jhonnattan Castro Racing Team (Facebook)

Jhonnattan Castro Racing Team (Twitter)

City Tire Online (Facebook)

 
Los Goyuelos at La Vega Carnival 
February 2012

I had an excellent opportunity to photograph the carnival close up (actually from the inside!). The Goyuelos is one of the biggest groups of the carnival, this year LoJack is one of their sponsors. For the people that have yet to attend a carnival, don’t let this opportunity pass, It’s a very intense experience… just make sure you don’t get a “vejigazo” (sorry, no direct translation for that, and if you wish to find out what it is, you're just going to have to go!).

 
The new member of the team: Luna  
February 2012

The new member of the team: Luna

Okay, this is the work blog of the site so not everything gets posted here. For example,   stuff that is absolutely not work related won't end up here  something as cute as Luna is definitely going to be uploaded!

Many people ask me what do I do as a hobby, you know, when I'm not working, which doesn't happen too often. My response normally goes like: "I just keep shooting". So, just 4 months ago, when a new member of our family was born, Luna, I started taking photos of her almost instantly. Her pictures have probably been the most publicized and acclaimed work I have done lately.

And it's not very difficult to see why. Here are a few pictures of her growing  slowly  too fast.

 
Pico Duarte 
January 2012

The Pico Duarte is the highest peak in all the Caribbean at 3,098m. Getting there implies walking a 23.1 km trail up to the summit. We encountered mud, rocks, water, rain, fog and cold nights (yes, even in the Caribbean). Fortunately, you only have to scroll down a bit to see a few of the pictures!

 
Mining for Pictures 
January 2012

These pictures were taken in a mining project currently under development.

 
I swim with Marcos – The swim across the continents 
January 2012

My support/personal donation in the form of photographs for the project of the swim across the continents.

In 2010 I got to meet Marcos Diaz, long distance swimmer per excellence in the Dominican Republic, and probably at a worldwide level. He was then organizing his project "The swim across the continents," by which he intended to make 5 swims uniting the 5 continents, and ending at the offices of the UN in NY. All this in support of the Millennium Development Goals from the United Nations.

The project caught my attention, as well as the personality of Marcos, so that on my own initiative I decided to make the photos for his project as a donative. These photos ended being used on the web, news, promotions, billboards and just about everything related to the project. Several of these images were displayed on magazine covers.

I can only say that the results were excellent and the experience of working with Marcos was unforgettable. To read more about Marcos Diaz you can access the following links:

http://www.marcosdiaz.net/

http://yonadoconmarcos.com/

http://www.facebook.com/iswimwithmarcos

 
Johanna & Ivan 
January 2012

Highlights of the wedding event.

 
Red Bull Racing – Formula 1 on the beach @ CapCana 
January 2012

One day, someone at Red Bull Racing woke up after having a dream of a Formula 1 car being drifted on a nice beach in the Caribbean, with hot sun, sound of the waves and white sand. Well, that’s my theory. The thing is that someone actually thought that it would be a good idea for a promotional video. Granted, this is not the first time Red Bull does stuff of this kind; it’s basically the way they operate nowadays! They’ve driven F1 cars through public roads, cities, ice/snow, un-paved racetracks, and so on, doing it on the beach was just a matter of time.

And they finally did. The location was Juanillo, Cap Cana (near La Romana); the day was May 24, 2010, and to say that the photos of the event are impressive is a massive understatement. I can only thank Red Bull Racing and their great team for putting up such a show; it really was a one in a life time experience.

 
Chef Steven Diaz and his Sancocho 
December 2011

These photos were part of an assignment to photograph Mr. Steven Diaz, head chef at the Hotel Clarion, and one of the most typical dishes of the Dominican Republic: Sancocho. It was for the Up! magazine from the WestJet airline. Rest assured it was one of the best Sancocho’s I’ve ever eaten.

 
Haina Aerials 
December 2011

Here are a few photos I took recently of the port of Haina during a dredging operative.

 
Speed and Motorsports Recap 
November 2011

I attend a lot of motorsports events. Here are a few highlights of motorsports events I’ve covered in the past year or so.

 
Yudice & Sebastian 
November 2011

Highlights of the wedding event.

 
Mysterious 
November 2011

These are a few photos of a shoot I did recently; the main theme was a bit of mystery/darkness. 

 
2011 Drifting Champion 
November 2011

The drifting season in the DR has ended for this year and once again the champion is Jhonnattan Castro. Here are some photos from the last event.

 
Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel 
June 2011

The Jaragua Hotel, located in the Malecón of Santo Domingo is regarded as one of the finest hotels in the city. Apart from the typical characteristics of the hotel, many events and concerts take place there because of their excellent amenities.

 
Sophia's Restaurant 
May 2011

Recently I had the opportunity to photograph this spectacular restaurant. The detail and variety that you can find in the decoration is stunning. Without a doubt this is one of the most chic places in the city.

 
Glenda & Anibal – Zona Colonial 
April 2011

Glenda and Anibal are probably the most sparkling couple I have photographed lately, they’re simple, funny and they make a gorgeous couple. We had a great time during the photo shoot; here are some of the results.

By the way, Anibal is a great saxophonist, learn more at his site: http://www.anibalrojas.com/

 
Claris & Jose 
January 2011

Highlights of the wedding event.

 
Fellini Restaurant 
July 2010

This is definitely one of the best restaurants in the city. Good ambience, architecture and great attention to details. The only problem you may encounter is in deciding what to order from the menu, everything is just too tasty!

 
Lost in nature 
June 2010

I crave natural scenarios.  The color forms and scenes that can be achieved by just plunging into nature are awesome. Here are some photos I took in a recent shoot at the botanical garden of Santo Domingo.

 
Kimberly & Kelvis 
June 2010

Highlights of the wedding event.

 
Courtyard by Marriot 
June 2010

The Courtyard by Marriot hotel is located at the heart of the city, in the Máximo Gomez Av. For this assignment I was asked to photograph the exterior and interior of the location, as well as some aerials.

 
Red Bull Racing – Formula 1 @ Santo Domingo 
May 2010

A few highlights of the Formula 1 exhibition done in the Malecón of Santo Domingo. The F1 car was driven at high speeds by Jaime Alguersuari. A pleasure to watch and photograph from close up.

 
Karis & Joel 
May 2010

Highlights of the wedding event.

 
More photos of Marcos Diaz 
January 2010

After the photos I did for his Swim Across the Continents projects, I was left with a craving for more photos of Marcos Diaz, It’s great to photograph athletes. This time the location for the shoot was a more controlled environment, the swimming pool where he trains almost daily.

 
InfoCentro 
January 2010

Many times I see local ads that showcase people I feel the need to go back to the front page of the newspaper I’m reading in order to check that I’m still in the Dominican Republic. As a photographer, it surprises me every time when companies/brands use stock imagery of people that are clearly foreigners in their local targeted ads. One of the first rules in marketing is that it’s essential to identify with the people you are trying to reach.

I was happy then when I was hired to shoot some portraits of some of the employees of Infocentro, a local call center, to be used in web and print ads. For more information you may visit their site:

http://www.infocentro.com.do

 
Sandy & Dan 
January 2011

Highlights of the wedding event.

 
Fashion photography at an abandoned house 
November 2009

I have always been attracted by hard contrasts, colors and differences. Having to plan a fashion shoot with a distinct ambience, I chose an abandoned building, which would provide exactly was I was looking for:  rough scenario that would emphasize the beauty of the model.

 
Maria & Carlos 
November 2009

Highlights of the wedding event.

 
Nieves & Lorenzo 
October 2009

Highlights of the wedding event.