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Jose Espaillat: Profile + Interview

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Jose Espaillat: Interview


The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Past, art, and family.

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

I am a young artist who loves what he does and is eager to gain more knowledge.

Why do you do what you do?

Because it brings me happiness.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

Since little I wanted to be involved in the fashion word, but I decided to start photography a year after I moved to New York City. It is a place where you spend most of your time working, so you need to do what you love otherwise you will live a miserable life.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

My family. What helped me to overcome my family was being surrounded by other artists in NYC and having courage to explain to my family that photography is considered as a professional job not only a hobby.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

Yes, the costume designer Mio Guberinic.

I am not sure if I have inspired someone, but I hope yes.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

I used to crop in the wrong places my pictures, bad framing. Now I am more cautious when I am doing a photo and the way I composition and crop things, because one way of telling a story is the way you frame your image and how much space you decide to leave or remove.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

I’m currently looking for summer internships in a fashion magazine.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Live your life and follow your own path, don’t try to fulfill other people expectations.

When Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

These are not my last words because I have an entire life ahead of me, but “try to fulfill your dreams, it’s not impossible”.



Jose Espaillat: Profile


Full name

Jose Espaillat



Place of Birth? (city, country)

The Dominican Republic

Where you live now? (city, country)

New York City, USA

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

The Dominican Republic

First Language?


What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)


How long have you been doing it?

2 years

Fav Song

In Love by Cider Sky

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer


Fav Movie

The Notebook

Fav Actor/Actress

Eddie Redmayne

Fav Clothing brand

Zara and Topman

Fav Visual artist/Photographer/Filmaker/Dancer/Choreographer

Nick Knight

Fav Sport to watch


Fav Sport to play






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