We had the good fortune of connecting with Ramon Commare and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ramon, why did you pursue a creative career?
It gives you control over making a product that is truly yours. It allows you to make your mark on that product. Something that people will see and immediately recognize your distinct work. What I love the most about having an artistic career such as photography is that it is entirely subjective to the viewer. Everyone can create their own explanations of my vision while preserving the original concept of the image.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a Photographer specializing in travel, lifestyle, editorials and portraits. I decided to seriously pursue photography the summer of 2019, purchasing my Canon 6d mark ii. Ever since then, being stationed in Italy with the Navy allowed me the opportunity to travel frequently at little cost and I took advantage of every bit of free time I had to go out and take photos. Seeing as that was only 2 years ago, my proudest accomplishment has definitely been how much I have progressed ever since . Every now and again I look back at my journey and my previous images to take the time to truly appreciate my growth. I believe it is imperative to always remember where you came from as it will keep you humble, remember why you started and not lose yourself along the way. I will say, my progression as a photographer has not come easy. There have been periods where trying to get the approval of viewers has taken a toll on my mental health. In the beginning there was frustration on why people were not appreciating my work and I was constantly trying to figure out what would get the results. After a while, I remembered why I started in the first place which was to capture the beauty of the moment in my own unique way. I want people to be inspired with my work to either go out and explore the world through my travel photography or just simply accept the uniqueness and beauty of their bodies through my editorial and portrait work.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would first drive them up to the mountains to go snowboarding in either Aspen or Vail for at least 3 days. The remaining days would consist of going to Red Rocks, the Flatirons for some hiking, a day at the Van Gogh museum and Meow Wolf. If there is an EDM concert while they are in town, that will definitely be on the itinerary because we both love EDM. Foodwise, I would take them to local food trucks around the city, specifically the ones around federal which are mexican food trucks which are amazing. Although I am not too knowledgeable on craft beer, my best friend is a big fan of it so I would have to take him to a brewery. I will more than likely let him choose the spot since he is the expert in that field.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to give a shoutout to my close friends who are also photographers Micah Reed and Cam Venice. Ever since we started shooting together we’ve clicked on all cylinders. We’re constantly sharing work in the group chat and sharing other photographers’ work as inspiration to push each other to become better photographers. We’ve taken multiple trips specifically to create content, helping each other with their projects and sharing ideas. It just becomes such a highly productive environment when we work together. It definitely helps to have peers that share the same passions and dedication to photography.