On a technical note, Javier Plascencia is a staff photographer for Seattle-based newspaper, The Spectator, photographer for Seattle University's NCAA Division 1 athletics, and concert photographer for media publication, Pursuit of Dopeness. Outside of his photo assignments, Javier lets his creative side flow through his takes on portraiture, food, and product photography, emphasizing a shooting style that brings life to whatever subject lies in front of him.
I love that I've found a passion that drives me and have been able to turn it into a job. Being a photographer means always being a work in progress, and that's one of the main ideas that inspires me. I love the pressure that comes with capturing special moments and seeing my results come to life. They say if you love your job enough, it doesn't feel like a job.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
Personally, I'm not drawn to photography that feels staged or lacks feeling, so naturally when I'm working with clients I try to capture moments that make the image come alive and provide some sort of realness. This goes for any portraiture, event, concerts, and anywhere I can add a creative & warm touch.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Known in Seattle for being able to deliver on any kind of photo gig, whether it be event, sports, product, portraiture, or any photo need. Published work in OnFilm magazine, DJ Booth, and FRAGMENTS magazine. Personal concert work for Cold War Kids, Dizzy Wright, and Company of Thieves.
A fun fact about this photographer
I am great with numbers and am currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in business administration with a specialization in business analytics.