Dino Farfan

Dino Farfan


As a native of New Mexico, the wide open landscapes, diverse cultures, and vivid skies, have all deeply influenced my vision of the world around me. I grew up in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains, in the small village of Placitas. As a boy I would spend my time climbing to the peaks of the surrounding mountains. It was there that I would look out upon the world, and dream of being an explorer.

As far back as I can remember, I have always looked upon the world with childlike wonder. Each morning as I head out into this awesome space we live in, I am amazed with the exciting things that I find. Through my photography, I can be the explorer that I dreamed of being as a young boy. It was a hauntingly beautiful black and white image by Ansel Adams that set me upon my coarse. The camera has been my key to unlocking the treasures that surround us all.

Seeing my passion for life in an image, with the intent of sharing it with the world is very shamanic. It’s obvious when a piece turns out really well. The image will take my breath away. To capture an emotion within a single moment in time, and then pass it on to another, is a powerful feeling.

Though the world can seem dark at times, it is my dream that everyone can learn to stop for a moment each day to see and appreciate the beauty that is always there.