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18 Steamy Self-Portraits by Photographer Franklin Liranzo

Self-Portraits By Franklin Liranzo
Franklin Liranzo

Photographer Franklin Liranzo tells his story with vibrant imagery.

My name is Franklin Liranzo, originally from Dominican Republic, my family and I migrated to the United States (NYC) in 1996. Since moving to New York City I went on to complete high school, and joined the US Navy as a paramedic. While in service I fell in love with photography.

Upon the expiration of my 5 year military contract, I re-joined the civilian world: went on to complete 3 college degrees (associates, bachelor, and masters), two of them in digital photography. At the same time I also became a professional latin dancer. Since then (2008), I have been photographing dancers and events all over the world. I also shoot for dance wear companies (shoes, fashion, accessories).

The self-portrait series was quite honestly something unplanned. After a dance competition I was getting ready to eat with friends and other competitors. I noticed beautiful light coming through the window, I grabbed my digital single-lens reflex camera and took a selfie with a mirror (while in underwear). I loved the result, and made a habit to take self-portraits in every hotel I stayed, so long as each room has the qualifications I look for (large windows, white diffusion panel, and no risk of being seeing by others).

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Just like any other artist, I too get bored of doing the same things; so I decided to shoot on location from time to time. This explains the most recent shoot in Iceland.

As of now: I’m being published in a small magazine based in Brazil, I also get published on other websites and social media accounts. I’m currently in the middle of a conversation regarding a possible exhibit in NYC: details to be shared when an agreement has been reached.

For now, I intend to keep taking self-portraits: they help me with confidence, but most importantly they give me “bragging rights”: no model or client can ever say: “its easy to ask someone to do something you haven’t done.” I have been there and done that, many times over — in excruciating cold and hot temperatures, with and without people watching.

To learn more about Liranzo, check out his website and follow him on Instagram and Facebook.

Scroll through these 18 self portraits from Liranzo breathtaking Iceland adventure.

Self-Portraits By Franklin Liranzo

Self-Portraits By Franklin Liranzo

Self-Portraits By Franklin Liranzo

Self-Portraits By Franklin Liranzo

Self-Portraits By Franklin Liranzo

Self-Portraits By Franklin Liranzo

Self-Portraits By Franklin Liranzo

Self-Portraits By Franklin Liranzo

Self-Portraits By Franklin Liranzo

Self-Portraits By Franklin Liranzo

Self-Portraits By Franklin Liranzo

Self-Portraits By Franklin Liranzo

Self-Portraits By Franklin Liranzo

Self-Portraits By Franklin Liranzo

Self-Portraits By Franklin Liranzo

Self-Portraits By Franklin Liranzo

Self-Portraits By Franklin Liranzo

Self-Portraits By Franklin Liranzo

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