Raul A. Gutierrez
Where are you from?
I was born in Monterrey, Mexico. Suffered through a childhood in Lufkin, Texas.
Where do you live now?
What's your day job?
Media & Design Consultant
Which artists inspire you?
Paul Klee, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Kurt Schwitters, Garry Winogrand etc...
Describe that moment when you knew for sure that photography was something you wanted to pursue seriously:
Literally since I got back my first roll of film which happened when I was around 8.
What kind of camera do you use?
Nikon FM3 and a Maymiya 7 (amongst others).
What's your favorite film?
Classic: Toss up between The Third Man and Wages of Fear
Contemporary: Toss up between Broadway Danny Rose and The Heroic Trio
What's your Favorite Museum?
Who is your hero?
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Who's your favorite musical artist/group?
That's sort of an impossible question.
What are you reading now?
Best American Short Stories 2005.
I like the deep blue the sky turns just before it goes black.
What are your favorite foods?
I can't resist the traditional foods of Northern Mexico: Cabrito, carne asada, barbacoa... grilled meat basically.
Do you have an interesting/obscure hobby? If so, tell us about it.
I collect taxidermy (although less since my marriage) and Mexican ex-votos.
Do you do any artsy stuff besides photography?
I'm a big fan of the illustrated letter.