While we weren’t able to furnish her with her own private airplane or a pet chimpanzee, we’re hoping she’ll settle for a used backpack and an XP laptop.
We couldn’t be happier to have Sylvia Borgo join us. Her photography background and skill set truly turns heads; as does her quick wit, wonderful stories and most importantly – her love of Nikon, Radiohead and the Beatles. Given all of that, Sylvia’s contributions will be excitedly welcomed and simply having her in the room automatically increases the average IQ of our staff about 18 points (27 points if I’m in the room). Ok, it’s a small staff, but whatever.
We held Sylvia’s cameras hostage until she typed us a bio. Please note that everything you read below was written under extreme duress. There’s not enough employees to form a union yet so until then, this is how we get our information.
From Sylvia:Hello there! My name is Sylvia and I am a photographer in San Diego, CA. I’ve been shooting concerts, and taking portraits of musicians, as well as interviewing bands for the past three years. I got started in photography a long time ago when I began taking architectural photos to document the beautiful and busy city of Los Angeles where I grew up. After that, I started my own family/child portraiture business, Sylvia Borgo Photography, because I loved interacting with kids and observing the magic that exists within a family. But I became a bit restless and wanted to explore other creative outlets within photography. The choice for me was obvious – I had to follow my true, true love of music. Making the switch over to concert/music photography has paved the way to an incredibly rewarding journey. Even though most of my concert photography is published in color, I am a big fan of BW images. It was the B&W photojournalistic shots of The Beatles, by great photographers like Henry Grossman and Harry Benson, that gave birth to my love of photography in the first place! I shoot with a Nikon d700 and prime and zoom lenses. My two current favorite lenses are the 70-200mm f/2.8 and the 17-35mm f/2.8. I also sometimes pack my primes, the 35mm f/2.0, 50mm f/1.4, and 85mm f/1.8 when I know I’m going to need a super fast lens. You can find out more about me at the following sites.