The abundantly talented Manny Pena is here today to chat with us about his love for photography. To see more of Manny’s work, you can view his Facebook page.
Who are you & which of our locations do you work at?
My Name is Manuel Domingo Pena Jr. Most call me Manny, and I tend bar down at the Windsor.
How did you discover your love for photography?
When I was a freshman in high school, one of my teachers handed me a camera and I fell in love, man.
How do you know when you’ve got “the shot”?
I find that I get “the shot” when I’m not trying. It’s a good feeling to see what you don’t expect and capture it.
Do you have a favorite subject or type of photography?
I enjoy capturing candid shots of events and/or festivals. I also like to play with portraits and nudes – usually in black and white.
Are you working on any projects right now?
I have been trying to work on a series of unusual portraits in hopes that the faces are something worth looking at.