Hi, thank you for visiting my site. My name is Hector U. Velazquez. I was born in East Los Angeles, California. My family came from the small town of Coatzingo in Puebla, Mexico during the 1970′s. I spent most of my life growing up in the city of South Gate, in South LA, about 20 minutes south of Downtown LA.
I started doing photography during my senior year at South Gate High School. A high school trip to Yosemite National Park changed the way I looked at things and I have been doing photography ever since. When I got to college, I spent two years as a photographer for the Harvard Crimson newspaper where I got to go on many interesting photo assignments. I shot former President Bill “Slick Willy” Clinton, Mel “The Thunder from Down Under” Gibson, David “The Man Who Sold the World” Bowie, and other assorted characters and events while I was on the Crimson. I lived in the Boston area for many years and recently moved to Fort Worth, Texas, doing different jobs and always working on my photography.
I try to capture some of the beauty I see in the world around me in my photos and the little things that people might not always notice before they are gone. Many of the subjects and moments I have shot have not lasted for very long. A closeup of a flower in the springtime or a grandfather’s smile are scenes which might not be repeated again. When people are no longer with us, all we have left are photographs.
I have shot various people and locations across North America. I shoot whatever interesting people, places, or things I come across. Take a look at my photographs and I hope you like them. Any comments and suggestions you might have about the site would be greatly appreciated or if you might be interested in hiring me for a photography job, just get in touch with me. You can email me at email@example.com or give me a call or text at 817-228-6566 . Thank you.