We had the good fortune of connecting with Chino Angles and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Chino, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I have always been interested in art for as long as I can remember. My earliest memory of coming across art or being artistic was being told to draw a car while I was in kindergarten, and I remember drawing the most abstract thing ever and calling it a car. I have always had an artistic nature, and I guess it is my purpose to create art. I decided to pursue a creative career because that’s all I’ve know, being creative, finding some way to put things together that appeals to the eyes and soul. 

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a portrait and fashion photographer. What sets my work apart from others is its uniqueness, attention to detail, and the rawness it exudes. I am most proud of my improvement in editing. I am most proud of how my editing, color grading, overall editing captures the eyes and emotion of those who view my work. It took a while to get where I am at. When I tell people how long I have been doing photography, which is a little over 2 years, people get shocked and say that’s pretty quick, but those were some long couple of years. There were many self-doubts, lots of wanting to quit moments, tiredness, and the negative things that come with being a creative. I just kept telling myself to keep going, and I got many words of encouragement from my friends and peers in the creative field. I just kept pushing and striving to be a better creative than I was yesterday. I have learned to be patient, change my perspective, and be resilient and persistent. I want the world to know that my work is beautiful, I want the world to see my work in museums, galleries, exhibitions, and fashion, and I know it’s going to happen soon.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If I had a friend visiting the area, and I wanted to show them a good time. I would take them to eat breakfast at Toulouse in the River Oaks District, maybe have brunch at a nice restaurant like Phil and Dereks. Then I would take them to the museum district, go to the Glassell School of art to see the new exhibitions, take them to the Museum of Fine Arts. After that, we can eat dinner at a nice restaurant in the River Oaks District, preferably Nobu or Le Colonial, something nice. Get some drinks in, take them around the city. I enjoy eating, so we’re most likely going to eat multiple times every day of the week. We would also go indoor skydiving or skydiving from a plane, view the city on a helicopter ride, go to the space center, and eat more.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Yes, there’s a lot of people I would love to give a shout out to. Francis Bassey, Chubu of NVTA Media, Erikka Polk, Janay Walls, Calvin Whetstone, Marcus McNeil, Asanti Wiley, Cameron Hubbard, Jay Spence, and so many others that have impacted my life.

Website: www.chinoangles.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chinoangles/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chinedu-chukuka-608003170/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/chinoangles

Image Credits
Aubrianna Dixon, Bryanna Brownstone, Taylor Mcgaughey and Lian Bailey

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