The Piñones kioskos in the township of Loiza, are a much loved attraction for tourists and a number of residents of Puerto Rico itself. Piñones is approximately 10 miles away from Viejo San Juan along Route 187. Piñones means "Pine Forest", an appropriate name as there's an abundance of lagoons and mangrove forest not yet too disturbed by excessive tourism and commerciality readily seen in nearby Carolina and San Juan. It's beautiful, pristine beaches, makes it a prime location for tourists, families and those in search of a taste of authentic Puerto Rico.
Much of the inspiration behind my artwork of Puerto Rico comes from a fairly simplistic place; a deep love and appreciation for unobstructed, natural beauty. When I hike and shoot in El Yunque Rainforest, it's virtually impossible to not marvel at its beauty.
It's all about the COLORS...
Scientific evidence has proven that various colors have a very specific effect on our emotions and therefore; our emotional responsivity. The colors of buildings, homes and various structures frequently seen throughout Puerto Rico are the colors that are most closely associated with feelings of excitement (reds), peace and tranquility (Blues), a sense of calming (greens) and exhilaration (yellows).
I'm immensely visual and deeply affected by my environment and surroundings.
I adore beauty in its most organic form, which is what Puerto Rico is to me. It's renewal. It's reviving and above all; inspiring..