Month: August, 2010

Happy Birthday To MEEEE!!!

August 6, 2010

Welcome to my Photog blog! Coming of the heels of my birthday I figured this would be the best time to launch my blog. With some help and some shade from my super friends Elton Anderson, Apuje Kalu and Tia Smith at the creative hostel (Elton’s place with four walls and a space in the middle) its finally here!! Like many of my peers refusing to live by the “what ifs” of life I decided to veer off of the traditional path of a 9-5 and pursue my passion, photography. Now I’m a professional freelance photographer with working hours of 24/7.

I had a conversation with a good friend of mines Azee Johnson about my experiences with photography and she sent me a quote that sums up how I approach photography: “Never have I found the limits of the photographic potential. Every horizon, upon being reached, reveals another beckoning in the distance. Always, I am on the threshold.” - William Eugene Smith. So I’m inviting you to take this journey with me. :)

P.S. Thank you for all of the birthday wishes!!!!!


  • Tia · Posted August 6, 2010 at 8:29 pm · Link · Reply

    I am so glad to see the launch of your blog and at a perfect time: in celebration of your birthday. It has been great watching you pursue your passion. I cannot wait to see all of your dreams realized. You are an awesome photographer and I am glad to know and work with you.

  • Yashica Bent · Posted August 6, 2010 at 8:46 pm · Link · Reply

    So glad you had a terrific birthday. I look forward to seeing your passion expressed behind the lens/ Good luck to you!

  • Grinette · Posted August 6, 2010 at 9:44 pm · Link · Reply

    Congratulations on the success/joy you are experiencing as a result of your leap of faith Dino. I’m so proud of you little brother! :)

  • Darcell Smith · Posted August 7, 2010 at 3:23 am · Link · Reply

    I am so happy to hear that you’re pursuing your dreams. Happy Birthday and may God bless you with many more. Muah love ya much!

  • Ihsaana · Posted August 7, 2010 at 10:44 am · Link · Reply

    So proud….love ya!

  • Lboogey AKA Lawrence · Posted August 7, 2010 at 3:28 pm · Link · Reply

    Its tight work man! I see you was rockin the boat shoes even at a young age!! lol

  • Apuje · Posted August 7, 2010 at 5:52 pm · Link · Reply

    Not sure what happened between then and now, but Mom’s had you extra fly! Glad you finally launched your blog. I look forward to one post a week.

  • Cassandre · Posted August 8, 2010 at 8:31 pm · Link · Reply

    Aw I love your red socks :)

  • Janise · Posted August 9, 2010 at 1:58 am · Link · Reply

    Happy Birthday Cendino!! Love the site and the pics! You Inspire!

  • Lee · Posted August 9, 2010 at 2:13 pm · Link · Reply

    hapy bday cendino…love the blog!!!

  • Natika · Posted August 10, 2010 at 12:04 pm · Link · Reply

    Great Look!! And congrats on the New Blog I love all your Pics

  • Ashley Nicole · Posted August 10, 2010 at 12:18 pm · Link · Reply

    It was you who told me to pursue this career, then it was you who called and said you weren’t pursuing it anymore and that you were leaving it up to me! Glad you gave me a piece of that dream, I’ll think of you every time I see an artic client….it was you! Dream Big Dino

  • Catch Me If You Can · Posted August 13, 2010 at 5:11 pm · Link · Reply

    Congrat dog. You work is amazing and you have all the right people around you as a support system. Keep shooting and creating dope stories. Next time you are in Atlanta we have to link up.

  • Keisha · Posted August 19, 2010 at 5:35 pm · Link · Reply

    I love your work!!! Can’t wait to see more

  • smormreax · Posted September 10, 2010 at 11:01 pm · Link · Reply

    For the help please use

  • Ebby · Posted September 18, 2010 at 10:41 pm · Link · Reply

    What an adorable kid you were. Your mother is a beautiful African woman as well. I know someone who looks a lot like her. I am scanning your site for beautiful wedding photography. I would love to feature some of your work on my website,
    Do you mind?

    • admin · Posted September 22, 2010 at 1:40 pm · Link · Reply

      I would be honored to be featured on your website!! Just let me know if you need anything from me.

  • Billy Juste · Posted September 20, 2010 at 6:15 pm · Link · Reply

    Hey man. Just stopping by to say that your work is awesome!

  • Tommie · Posted September 24, 2010 at 11:08 am · Link · Reply

    Great story. Dude looks like Idris Alba.

  • Monique · Posted September 28, 2010 at 7:39 am · Link · Reply

    The Website/Blog is awesome!!!

  • Thermal Imaging · Posted February 7, 2011 at 12:28 am · Link · Reply

    `”: that seems to be a great topic, i really love it ..*

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Castro Life Style Shoot

John “Castro” Ramirez was one of my first lifestyle shoots. I usually like to have  conversations with my clients to get a feel of the direction of the shoot. So during my chat with Castro I found out that he was quite the talent. He played middle linebacker at the University of Nebraska. Now you would think that the bulk of the conversation would be geared towards football but as in the words of Lee Corso “No so fast, my friend”. Castro’s pride and joy wasn’t in knocking some quarterback out but in his art and his ability to drape the mess out of a dress. I must admit at first I was a non-believer until he broke out his weapons of mass creations a thimble, a sewing machine and every type of fabric know to man. He’s also was rich in culture coming from a Colombian background and he also has his own clothing company “Flagrant International”. So needless to say I had plenty of things to build his story around……. Enjoy!


  • Yashica Bent · Posted August 6, 2010 at 8:48 pm · Link · Reply

    I loved this. I see his dimensions in this pictography.

  • Lynnel Fletcher · Posted August 6, 2010 at 8:56 pm · Link · Reply

    Hey!!! I had no idea you were a photographer!! It’s GREAT to see ppl going after their dreams!!! I wish you much success in the future! LOVE THE PHOTOS by the way!!!

  • Kierston Clark · Posted August 6, 2010 at 9:55 pm · Link · Reply

    Hey, just wanted to give a quick shout out on the new page, its awesome! I’ve seen your work before and I really enjoy it. Happy Birthday dude and I’ll be looking forward to future posts.

  • Linda Augustin · Posted August 6, 2010 at 11:33 pm · Link · Reply

    Cool blog!! Loved this Castro photo shoot!!!!

  • Kyss · Posted August 7, 2010 at 11:59 am · Link · Reply

    Dino!!! I absolutely love the blog site!!! Loving the Castro piece! I’m so happy for you!

  • Janise · Posted August 9, 2010 at 1:57 am · Link · Reply

    These pictures are fresh!! You really capture this man’s personality! Fun and fresh, love it!

  • Ivonne A. · Posted August 9, 2010 at 6:54 pm · Link · Reply

    Dino, these pics are amazing! You have a good eye. I’m really lovin the pics and the blog. Keep pushin homie!!!

  • Brianna Cottrell · Posted August 9, 2010 at 7:36 pm · Link · Reply

    These pics are fantastic! I’m very impressed Dino. Success is not far down the road for you!

  • Lyndon Gomez · Posted August 9, 2010 at 7:58 pm · Link · Reply

    Team, these photos are off the chain. Can’t wait to do some work with you…you gon’ have my site lookin real tight! lol

  • Rishonda Tarber · Posted August 12, 2010 at 12:59 pm · Link · Reply

    Dino!!! I love the pictures Bruh! You chasing your dreams as a photographer gives me hope and is inspiring. Can’t wait to see you in AZ catching these red mountain shots and showing everyone how amazing my State is for real! Much love and I trust that you will be a success. I feel it in my bones! Oh… Castro seems like the homey! Like I know his passion and you gave me a passport into the real person that he is; I love it! The photos are passports to the SOUL! Get it in!!!

  • Ebby · Posted September 18, 2010 at 10:42 pm · Link · Reply

    awesome, awesome work!! I love it.. it tells a great story.

  • Rose LaBelle · Posted September 24, 2010 at 9:48 am · Link · Reply

    Aaaaaaaah!!!! I just got done checking out your website and blog and I absolutely <3 it!!! To no surprise, your work is phenomenal. I would love the opportunity to work with you for my hair, make-up and fashion portfolio. Castro's pics are by far my fave. I think i need to work out a lil bit and get in one of these shoots…lol! What you think?

    • admin · Posted September 24, 2010 at 11:11 am · Link · Reply

      Workout… I think you’re ready right now (packing camera bag)

  • Carlisha · Posted September 24, 2010 at 7:23 pm · Link · Reply

    I loved the hands shot! I NEED ONE IN MY LIFE

  • Courtney Askins · Posted September 30, 2010 at 4:14 pm · Link · Reply

    Hey Im definitely diggin the black and whites… especially of his hands… got to love it…
    When I grow up i want to be like you lol

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  • shavon jones · Posted March 1, 2011 at 7:18 pm · Link · Reply

    you are AWESOME!! all of your shots are flawless and fierce! keep up the EXCELLENT work!

  • Crissy Brown · Posted June 22, 2011 at 6:57 pm · Link · Reply

    Cendino!!! Your photos are gorgeous!!! I am so very happy and proud of you. May God’s blessing overflow so greatly that you have just enough room to receive them:) Again, the site is unbelieveable!!!

  • weissezaehne · Posted July 15, 2011 at 10:06 pm · Link · Reply

    Hi, this homepage does not have a correct css sheet when I access it using my iphone 3gs. Perhaps you might want to try optimizing your blog for smartphone users too.

  • Ayo · Posted August 24, 2012 at 6:11 pm · Link · Reply

    Awesome! Did get ‘day in the life’ feel! Really nice photos!

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