Author: Julian


Two of my photos were selected to be part of the exhibition “A Long Way Down: The Grandeur, Grit and Humanity of the DC Metro.”

The opening will be next Sunday June 5, between 5 to 8pm at metrobar DC (640 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002 ) and find your free tickets below. “

A Long Way Down…” presents the work of a dozen DC-area photographers who document the grit, the weirdness, the grind and the humanity of life underneath the nation’s capital.Photographers in the exhibit: Alain Lázaro Gutiérrez Almeida, Kelly Bell, Robb Hill, Stacey Lewis, Geoff Livingston, Rengim Mutevellioglu, Angela Napili, Julian Ortiz, Victoria Pickering, Bekah Richards and Arpita Upadhyaya.

The exhibition was curated by Focus on the Story founder Joe Newman and was generously sponsored by metrobar, an outdoor venue in northeast DC that has a DC Metro subway car as its centerpiece.”A Long Way Down…” is part of the fifth annual Focus on the Story International Photo Festival, a month-long celebration of photography in the nation’s capital. Learn more about the festival at

Using Cinestill film

Taking photos on film leads me to have to choose which roll to put in the camera every time the previous one runs out.I usually carry two cameras with me, one with a color film roll and the other with monochromatic film, and although I take more photos with monochromatic film, there are situations in which color does not “distract” me.In my opinion, these situations are difficult to find, but when they appear and if I have the right film, the images that come out are impressive.

This photo was taken with Cinestill film, a film that is used to make movies and that is cut to fit 35mm cameras. What I like most about this film is the mood it generates when it takes pictures illuminated with fluorescent light.

I took this photo at Metro Center station during rush hour and if you want an print yo, u just have to click on the image.

As always, thank you very much for your constant support.