Today we’d like to introduce you to Isidro Zamacona.
Hi Isidro, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
Growing up, I was always into pop culture. Music, movies, tv, fashion, etc. Wasn’t until my first concert (Van’s Warped Tour 2004) when I knew I wanted to be a photographer. A music photographer that would travel with artists and documenting life on the road. Later that year I started taking a digital camera to shows and started taking pictures in the crowd cause I was too young for credentials. This was going on for a while and then I took a break. It wasn’t until after high school when I wanted to take photography serious.
At that point, I was introduced to way more than just music photography. I then realized that I wanted to be a portrait/fashion photographer. I ended up going to a school that no longer exists to my knowledge. I had amazing instructors with great connects which gave me many opportunities. Like interning for ALIVE Magazine, photographing STL Fashion Week, Taste of St. Louis, and even a few concerts. Since I finished school, I’ve been doing freelance work and collaborating with other artists. Last year I was planning on pursuing photography full time, but then COVID-19 put a halt into all of our lives. I was able to learn and work on some of my skills during quarantine. Now that we’re slowly getting back to normal, I’m hoping I can pick up where I left off at.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Being an artist has its ups and downs. It has not been a smooth road but I made the best of it. I struggled trying to get the equipment that I have. Working all hours as a server to support my craft. Once I got everything, things started to look good. My latest struggle is the same thing we’re all dealing with today and that’s the pandemic. I’ve been able to do some shoots here and there, but it’s still a little difficult.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Roscoe Flora Photography specializes in portrait and fashion photography. Providing expressive, fashionable, top quality photographs that resonate with the individual’s personality. The multiple textures and color schemes used can easily be appealing for the editorial market.
I love conducting fun and comfortable photo sessions. I’m most proud of when clients can’t stop raving about my work. And meeting new people that were referred by past clients or just coming across my Instagram.