Travino Cordova grew up with parents of a technical background as opposed to an artistic background; however photography has always been in his life. His mother, a secretary at Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto, California, was an avid photograph collector with thousands of exposures collected over the years. It would seem almost inevitably that a certain passion for the medium would fuel his future of photography. At the age of 4 he was handed a Kodak Ektralite 10 to play with, and fate its course.
Now, nearly 30 years later, he has grown a deep passion for photography as a medium of expression and more specifically, fine art and portraiture and landscapes. Catching the likeness of a person at their most vulnerable is both a victorious and humbling experience, while appreciating the wonders of nature and sharing them creates a sense of unity and balance. There is a certain level of intimacy this plant shares with only a photographer.
Travino draws his inspiration from photographers such as Platon Antoniou, Chase Jarvis, and Ansel Adams. Their work speaks to generations of people; regardless if they fancy themselves as artists or observers. Travino’s goal is to make photographs that express “This is who I am.” Photography is driven by love, compassion, empathy, and respect. We all come from different walks of life, and through photography we can share and enjoy what the world has to offer.