Matt Payne Photography Blog: Psychedelics & Abstraction In Nature Photography

August 29, 2022

Nature and Landscape Photography can be a journey filled with introspection and is often positively augmented and influenced by various experiences we have in life. Discussing these experiences with other photographers brings me a lot of happiness, so I was excited to speak to this week's guest on my podcast about his experiences with psychedelics, reading books, and going on long personal journeys and how those experiences have influenced his work.

This week on the podcast I was joined by nature and landscape photographer who has chosen to specialize in abstract imagery, Alberto Rodriguez-Garcia.

On this week's episode, we discuss:

  • How reading Jack Kerouac influenced Alberto's desire to get into nature more,
  • Alberto and my experiences with psychedelics and how that has influenced his photography,
  • Alberto's passion for small scenes and abstract images and how that passion was developed,
  • The importance of critique in Alberto's growth,
  • Alberto's cross-country journey as a photographer,
  • And a lot more!

Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week:

Here is who Alberto recommended on the podcast this week:

If you enjoyed our conversation this week, you can listen to our bonus episode over Patreon on where Alberto discusses how immigrating to the USA from Spain has influenced his photography.

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Scroll down to see more of Alberto's work!