We had the good fortune of connecting with Alfredo Mora and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alfredo, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
For the past 6 months or so, our company adopted a flexible 4/10 schedule, meaning I work 4 days a week, 10 hours per day with every Friday off. I find that this modified schedule combined with working remotely from my home office has greatly improved my work/life balance. There is greater flexibility to address anything that comes up at home whether it be a parent/teacher conference, medical appointments, or just taking a good walk during the day. Fridays are usually spent out in the mountains hiking and photographing the beautiful Colorado landscapes. The weekends are set aside for family time. Overall, it is a good work life balance.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a landscape and architectural photographer based out of Denver, Colorado. I work full time as an Information Technology (IT) professional but my main passion is photography. I started my photography career as an architectural photographer in San Antonio, Texas. I truly enjoyed photographing the architecture in the region with its rich 300 year history and culture. I was also photographing landscape and nature scenes around the Texas Hill Country.

In 2019, I decided to move my family to Colorado for work.  We were looking for a change of scenery and somewhere with four seasons.  After my initial visit in 2016, I was drawn to the mountains and the diverse landscape opportunities. Denver serves as a great home base for travel with its international airport and proximity to Utah and Wyoming.

In 2021, my photography transformed into creating more expressive images such as quiet scenes also known as intimate landscapes, abstracts, and minimalist images. I still love grand landscapes but I have realized I enjoy connecting with the nature through the experience of discovery of the common and uncommon. By common, I mean those scenes we pass by without a second thought but have great potential visual flow. And by uncommon, I am referring to those moments where the light is special or elements in a scene come together in a rare juxtaposition.

This quieter type of work often goes unnoticed especially on social media but the work is personally rewarding to me and that is why this past year has been one of the most creative for me. I am especially proud of my ice pattern images photographed this winter near Denver. This work has brought more attention to photography which I am grateful. I have learned to embrace photographing locally and see it as a great creative challenge.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would recommend Rocky Mountain National Park since it is within range of Denver. The park is expansive and beautiful even if you just drive through it. Red Rocks is a great location in the summer for concerts and also a good first hike for visitors not used to the elevation. Garden of the Gods is also a great day trip for seeing the massive rock formations and hiking.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to recognize my wonderful wife who has been so supportive in my photography endeavors. The move to Colorado was a huge step for our family. She knows how important time in nature is to me. She encourages me and allows me the time to pursue my photography passion and build a small business out of it.

Website: https://alfredomora.net

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alfredomoraphotography/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlfredoMPhoto

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