"A little bit about my past:
"I'’m originally from the Patagonia region of Argentina. I moved to Los Angeles when I was 6 and spent a large amount of my earlier years working in my father'’s studio/shop helping him with projects. My father is a “jack-of-all-trades, master-of-all” type and he worked mainly in 3D art. He taught me how to be a good craftsman, how to pay attention to detail, catch imperfections, and have the patience to do the work right. When I was around 10, I told him that I was bored just watching him work and I asked him for things to do. He handed me a box of paint, a couple of brushes, and some miniatures. He said '“paint these and then bring them to me”.' I did, and he gave me more. I painted solely on 3D surfaces for the next few years.
"I was always interested in learning, and I was strongly attracted to creative things. I began with music at 8, acting at 9, painting at 10-years-old, crafting at 16, dancing and modeling at 17, jewelry-making at 18, photography at 19, costume-making at 20, piano at 23, leather-making at 24?Oh! The list WILL go on! I, too, consider myself a jack-of-all-trades and my passion lies in simultaneously putting time into all of my skills. I'’ll jump to the camera while the paint is drying and when my eyes hurt I’'ll sit at the piano, etc. I live my life by cycling and giving 100% to everything I do.<0>
"I consider photography the medium which I’ have put the most time and energy into. I would consider painting my 2nd main medium; although I started painting years before I picked up a SLR, painting is much more personal to me; it's a meditation without any expectations. It's where I can completely be myself; no limitations other than time.
"As for everything else that I’'ve practiced, have no fear?I will continue to practice all of these things for the rest of my life. In the meantime I will work on creating a harmonious existence between all of my passions and myself."
Jennifer Esteban's art on the Web
Jennifer Esteban's AutoGallery exhibit