You Have To Love What You Do, To Make It Worth Doing!
Hi, I am Bryan Raposa
- What was your favorite camera as a kid?
- I would have to say, and as cheesy as it is, the Polaroid I-zone. It was a fun camera to capture everything and anything. You would pull this narrow piece of film out from the body and stick it on anything.
- What was your first professional job?
- My high school friend Steve got engaged and asked if I wanted to take their pictures, and I said yes. I was really excited and started to think of the location and what props to use for the shoot. I am a fan of lighthouses so we went to Beavertail in Jamestown. It was so much fun that they both said I should start doing it professionally.
- What are some of your hobbies outside of taking Photos?
- I enjoy being outside doing fun and adventurous things. Fitness is important to me, keeping my body and spirit healthy and in shape is what I try to achieve. I am a huge fan of traveling, visiting new places, experiencing new cultures and eating their food. I love to garden and to watch them cultivate; Harvesting my own crops and making things fresh- there is nothing better than that, as they say "seed to table". I am a family man and enjoy spending time with the people that I love. I enjoy watching movies, listening to music, playing soccer, watching baseball & football and going to all sporting events.
- What are you favorite teams?
- The New York Yankees & the New England Patriots.
- Who is your favorite Singer?
- I am a swifty fan, Yes I'm talking about Taylor Swift. But I enjoy all music genres, especially country.
- What is your favorite movie?
- There is a lot of movies I could say that I love, but “The Wizard Of Oz” is my all-time favorite.
- What is the most adventurous thing you have done?
- I went skydiving- twice.
- What is your favorite thing to eat?
- Ice-cream & Oreos
When & Why did I Choose This Profession?
I believe I was given this gift for a reason, when I was younger I always had some sort of camera with me. I had a SLR 35mm, point and shoot 35mm, original polaroid, polaroid I-zone instant pocket camera, a disposable camera and at the moment a DSLR Nikon. I remember when I was in the 8th grade we went to New York City and Ellis Island. On our boat ride to Ellis Island you could see the New York City skyline. It was amazing, specially with the Twin Towers, I didn’t hesitate to snap that fantastic view. Ever since 9/11 I can look back at that photo and remember that moment in time, I can still remember admiring those two huge identical buildings. I believe that photographs are gift from our past selves and I want to share this philosophy with my potential clients. I want my clients to be able to look back and relive that moment, just as I did when I was in the 8th grade.
Where Did The Name B-raps Originate From?
My name, Bryan Raposa. When I was in middle school my friend Stephanie started to call me B-raps. I had many nicknames, but this one stuck out more than others. When deciding to start my own business I didn’t want to be generic like everyone else, I wanted to be different and unique. This is why I decided to name my business, B-raps Studios.
What Does The Kite Represent In The Logo?
The kite represents how far and high I want my vision to go for this business. Just like flying a kite you have to hold onto the string and let the wind guide you. As the analogy goes, I am the person holding onto the string and my potential clients are the wind helping my business grow.
Who Inspires Me?
My clients do! Getting amazing reviews from past clients and knowing that my work is being acknowledged and adored. That inspires me to keep doing what I love to do. I feel very humbled when others share my work and want to work with me. For someone to take the time, even if its 2 seconds, to share or show love to my artistic ability is greatly treasured.