I don’t have a website but in general terms this is my profile. I am started in photography by accident. About twenty two years ago and started reading the manuals and I became passionate about it. I haven’t taken any lessons, so I consider myself as a self-taught person. This journey has been long and very exciting, I have slowly discovered about color, composition, shades, light and all the elements of photography. I’ve been taking photographs for 20 years. During the mid 90´s I participated in several photo contests, collective expositions and individual expositions. I was fortunate to receive several awards and I have been invited in my community to give lectures about photography and participate as judge in some contests. The awards I received varied from money, lenses, cameras, trips, a car, etc and some other didn’t have monetary value but the recognition of my work made me very proud. In those days, photography was a very important part of my life, although I never dedicated professionally to it, all my free time was dedicated to this beautiful hobby. In 1998, while traveling my camera case was stolen. This was devastating! My camera, all the lenses, flashes, tripod, everything, everything was stolen! All the equipment that I had been accumulating for years ! Then I started to buy the equipment again, but I was very depressed and my willingness to take pictures was gone. For about 6 years I quit taking pictures, and at the same time technology changed and the way of taking pictures also changed. For my birthday, my family gave me a digital camera. I regained the passion for photography ! I spend as much time as I can taking pictures, learning photoshop, reading, etc It is a wonderful hobby and I only wish I could have more time.
I like mountain biking. I live in a quiet city in the center of Mexico, it is a great place to live in!. I enjoy digital photography very much specially because you can get the results fast and correct the mistakes instantly.





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    Silvija Delic © Zlatkidion says:

    "Once on a Facebook someone shared your work, then i went on flicker and i found your work, and since then i am great fan of yours.
    Don't you ever stop taking photos,please.

    thank you for sharing your work"

    4th October, 2012

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    japah9395 says:

    "merci de nous faire partager ton talent.tu as des photos aussi bien émouvantes que fantastiques BRAVO!!!"

    27th February, 2012

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    Dreaming ... says:

    "He is a fantastic photographer !!

    His captures are really awesome and amazing and always give me joy and happiness .. he is too good and wonderful friend .. he always give comments on my pictures that is a great encouragement for me ..

    THANK YOU dear for being here with me ... have a great DAY !!"

    18th October, 2011

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    Juan © says:

    "Para un gran artista...
    Desde hace tiempo quería tomar un momento y dejarte unas palabras para ti, pero creo que no es el momento indicado, y también estoy consiente que nunca llegara y ese momento indicado fue ayer...

    Flickr ha sido un enorme descubrimiento para mi, tengo mas o menos dos años recuerdo ampliamente tus primeras fotografías que mire, desde aquel momento me hice una promesa a mi mismo, y desde entonces mi querido Julio, las sigo disfrutando.

    Muchas personas consideran este mundo un pasatiempo, yo no lo considero un pasatiempo, es algo mucho mas que el arte, y la fotografía, es un mundo de gente maravillosa como tu, con un corazón tan grande, que en el mismo cabrían todos tus contactos y los míos y muchísimo mas, EL CORAZÓN ES EL ÓRGANO MAS NOBLE DE SER HUMANO y el tuyo tan noble.

    Gracias, por ser como eres, no tienes idea lo bien que se se siente el apoyo de un amigo...


    Me siento orgulloso de tener amigos como tu.
    Juan"

    29th September, 2011

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    T Glow says:

    "Julio além de ser um grande amigo é com certeza um grande artista
    Sua arte fotográfica é de uma sensibilidade altíssima
    Pessoas como Julio , contribuem para o mundo ser mais belo e melhor !!"

    14th September, 2009

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    loveroni says:

    "Addicted from the first day I saw Julios Photostream, his work is always exciting and has that, 'how did he do that' factor'. His stuff gets me looking for him in my contact list. Beautiful. Keep them coming =]"

    4th August, 2009

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    HenryLeongHimWoh says:

    "Your photography is exciting and captivating."

    26th June, 2009

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    Tomasito.! says:

    "I know I'm not in the same league as Julio, and don't even know if I have the right to write him a testimonial. But I just want the world to know that he is an inspiration to me. His photographs extends from the darkly, beautifully composed masterpieces to the modern, color-bursting phenomenal shots. I love visiting his stream because it gives me security that people like him do exist..the power of his photos hit the heart and warms the soul. A hero to me, and idol to thousands. :)"

    17th June, 2009

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    KAKEFOTO says:

    "Hola amigo mio, cuando llevo tiempo sin verte me pregunto que sera de ti y de tus imagenes, y de repente me entra una curiosidad que hace que ponga tu nombre en el buscador para disfrutar un rato de buena fotografia y es de agradecer que siempre estes ahi sorprendiendo con tu amplio repertorio y buen hacer UN ABRAZO KAKE"

    27th May, 2009

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    Gio § Photostream says:

    "I think that Julio is one of the best photographer i have ever seen.
    His photography is almost perfect and when you see his shots you will never find one that is boring!
    His photographic language is so direct but sofisticate... It's impossible to clone a photo of Julio!
    I am proud to call him a friend...
    Hope that a day i could reach at least an half of his eye!
    Continue as is!!!

    Gio"

    18th May, 2009

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    bahketni says:

    "Julio is a phenomenal photographer that I admire very much. His work inspire me to do better and I know I have long ways to go. I am amazed by some of the technique he uses and then wonder about many of his work - "Just how he does it!" .Take the time to view his stream and you will be saying with me "Julio (aka risquillo) is a treasure to flickr and we are grateful to have him around. I appreciate your continuous support and encouragement. Keep up the great work my friend."

    4th May, 2009

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    ana_lee_smith says:

    "Julio is an artist beyond compare. His work is pure & potent & profound, filled with beauty & insight & humour. Be it his colourful toads & lizards that he somehow always manages to capture oozing delightful character, his magnificent skyscapes or beautiful hummers in flight, each & every image is finely crafted & perfectly executed & his lighting is unfailingly magical. But take a look at his soulful portraits & you will be left speechless. They are inspired & inspiring, brilliant masterpieces revealing the very essence of humanity. I want to take portraits like Julio's. I can but dream.

    As a flickrfriend, Julio is loyal, sensitive, genuine & most generous. When confidence fails, he lifts me up with supportive loving words, when successful he showers me with heartfelt accolades. I downloaded a spanish translator so I wouldn't miss a word from this beautiful, gentle, talented man :)

    You're the best, Julio. It's an honour to call you friend. Te quiero, querido. Besos & abrazos!"

    13th March, 2009

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    .Rohan says:

    "Risquillo´s photos are always perfection,



    sorry for the shortness of my testimonial but its true, you get it right every time"

    15th February, 2009

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    Aveen L♥ve says:

    "OMG ! I can finally write a testimonials to
    my dearest friend Julio!
    Julio is one of my dearest
    friend here on flickr that I’ve
    known him for a long time.
    How did i became a fan of his photography?
    There was one shot of
    his a snail or a frog that caught my eyes,
    and I had add him to my contact list,
    because I was and still in love with
    amazingly and very professional photograph.
    I love everything anything he captures
    his nature, portraits, his use of colours
    and details are just remarkable shots.
    Not to mention, he’s the sweetest and
    most heartfelt gentleman when he comments
    on my photos, and always makes me smile
    when he’s around.
    Love you and kisses my dear friend !"

    12th February, 2009

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    Franz Stadlwieser says:

    "He is one of the best photographer in town!! The portrait are sensitive and beautiful!
    Franz"

    9th February, 2009

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    pixeleando says:

    "Fotografìa en su màxima expresion.
    Es increible lo que transmites, es casi sentir el trabajo con tocar la pantalla. Colores, movimiento, blanco y negro, siluetas, macros, primeros planos, woo woo si sigo y sigo creo que jamas terminaria.
    Mi tecnisismo es pesimo, pero con mis palabras y este testimonio quiero dar gracias por deleitarme con tal espectacular trabajo!"

    12th December, 2008

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    mauricio cevallos www.mauriciocevallos.com says:

    "Pensaba añadir a mis favoritos tantas fotos tuyas que decidí mejor dejarte un comentario aquí cosa que casi nunca hago. Felicitaciones tienes un ojo maravilloso. Saludos."

    28th October, 2008

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    SergeK  says:

    "I watch with great interest the work of Risquillo. Whether the portraits, animals or landscapes, all photos from Risquillo are very Interesting, from an art and Technical point of view. Risquillo is a great photographer and certainly one of the best of the Flickr community. For me he is an inspiration and a model to follow in my learning in the art of the photography. Bravo Risquillo. SergeK, your friend from Canada!

    Depuis un bon moment maintenant que je surveille avec grand intérêt le travail de Risquillo. Que ce soit les photos portraits, les animaux ou paysages, toutes les photos de Risquillo sont plus intéressantes les unes que les autres d'un point de vue de l'art et de la technique. Risquillo est un grand photographe et très certainement un des meilleur de la communauté Flickr. Pour moi, Il est une inspiration et un modèle à suivre dans mon apprentissage de la photographie. Bravo Risquillo! Serge, votre ami du Canda!

    Salutations!"

    26th October, 2008

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    mexindian says:

    "Este hombre es una inspiracion. Como puede capturar foto tras foto tras foto que me mueven, impresionan, inspiran (y dan un poco de envidia siendo 100% honestos) ???

    Es obvio que solamente cuando perfeccion tecnica, un ojo maravilloso y la mente creativa de un genio se an~ejan por un buen tiempo.

    Gracias por todas tus fotos! Ojala tengas 50 an~os mas de fotos excelentes!"

    24th October, 2008

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    Ariasgonzalo says:

    "Las fotografías de Julio son mucho más que eso, son imagenes que nos muestran lo maravilloso y bello que es el mundo. A través de sus ojos, a través de sus objetivos todo parece más claro, más limpio y más bonito. Es sin duda alguna uno de mis referentes en Flickr, una de mis visitas obligadas, un maestro. Gracias amigo"

    26th September, 2008

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    JLStrahm - busy w/school says:

    "Exquisite! Brilliant!! Outstanding!!! Perfection!!!!"

    22nd August, 2008

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    ganessas says:

    "Tiene OJO fotográfico, él puede ver esa imagen que quiere que perdure en el tiempo, tiene el don de poder captar momentos mágicos. Solo puedo decir que disfruto con su trabajo."

    4th August, 2008

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    Jabi Artaraz says:

    "Julio:

    Un artista con su cámara.

    Da lo mismo lo que saque. Lo hace todo de maravilla: nativos, reflejos con árboles muertos, colibrís en pleno vuelo, retratos de nativos y familiares a color o en B/N, bichitos de todas las clases (ranas, caracoles, reptiles...), atardeceres y demás. Todo lo ve con un alma y una sabiduría de una persona SENSATA y con un gran CORAZÓN. Estoy siguiendo su trayectoria desde que conocí esta red mundial de fotos, y me llega encima él a escribir un TESTIMONIO.

    Tenía que haberte escrito hace mucho tiempo, pero ahora no me puedo quedar ni un segundo sin escribírte la admiración que siento por tu obra.

    Eres un artista y siempre he intentado aprender de gente que tiene una perspectiva de calidad en su manera de hacer las cosas. Tú me has llenado un vacio en esa estética que usas en tus grandes obras de arte, porque cada instantánea es un regalo de Dios para la humanidad. Sigue deleitándonos con tu gran saber.

    Gracias por todo.

    Un abrazo."

    6th June, 2008

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    ivvi.photography-away for a while- says:

    "Julio is the most talented artist and photographer that i ever meet in all my life.
    every image is full of feelings , perfection and marvellous mood ... into few words : GREAT AND UNIQUE MASTERPIECES.

    I can stay hours to admire his pieces of art,and every time i stop into his photostream i found something new that leaves me without words....
    ...... i would like also to say that i'm very grateful to Julio for his great and unique friedship....there are very few person like him.....and my lucky was to found him on my road and to have him as friend....
    FROM BOTTOM OF MY HEART : many.many thanx ,my dear friend,for all your support,smiles and friendship....
    ....... you bright my days!"

    9th May, 2008

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    mac_raw says:

    "Julio is one of my best friends here on Flickr. He is also one of the most fantastic photographers and wonderful person!!!!

    I came across his macro shots and portraits...and ever since he caught my attention, we became great friends in an instant! Most humble and gentle man! The sweetest and greatest person I have ever met! So very supportive and kind! Awesome photographer!!! He has an eye for detail and beauty! One of the most amazing shots you will ever encounter in your life!!!! I'm so happy and lucky to be your friend my dear Julio!!!! I cherish and value your friendship all my life!!! You do take care always!!! And smile always as you always make me smile!!! :)))) Love you xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"

    11th January, 2008

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    dani.Co says:

    "Tienes un forma de ver el mundo que, de extenderse, cambiaría la manera que tenemos de (mal)tratarlo. Tus fotos no sólo son arte, tienen alma y espíritu."

    31st December, 2007

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    Víctor Benítez says:

    "Julio es un fotografo admirable y ejemplo a seguir, no solo es grande sino que ademas sabe ser generoso con sus conocimientos acumulados por la experiencia, sus fotos nos llevan mas alla del arte.
    Felicidades!!!"

    8th December, 2007

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    lia costa carvalho© says:

    "Eu não conheço o Julio pessoalmente.
    Adjectivar a Fotografia que o Julio faz é para mim uma tarefa redutora demais face a excelência do seu trabalho.
    Talento, sensibilidade, inquietação, perseverança, estética, ética, ousadia, ideologia são apenas algumas das inúmeras qualidades que o seu trabalho transparece. Há mais, muito mais.

    Fotografia para mim é paixão... e é justamente isto que eu encontro cá: um olhar atento, aguçado, refinado e principalmente vibrante na sua forma de ver o mundo. Um verdadeiro "Tributo à Fotografia".

    Para mim não existem amadores ou profissionais.
    Quem dá a medida é justamente a intensidade do olhar. Por tudo que eu vejo aqui, a cada dia que entro na página do Julio, êle é com certeza um dos melhores fotógrafos que conheci.

    Termino como comecei, eu não conheço o Julio pessoalmente mas certamente gostaria muito de conhecê-lo. A êle e a sua família até porque depois de ler o seu profile eu também iniciei a minha trajectória na Fotografia de uma forma bem parecida.
    Bendita hora que a sua esposa o presenteou :-)

    Obrigada, Julio. Obrigada pela belíssima partilha e saiba que para mim é uma honra ser sua amiga.

    Um beijo grande para si com a certeza de que a sua ESTELA é dos retratos mais belos que vi."

    11th October, 2007

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    Paco CT says:

    "Creo recordar que hay alguna tribu cuyos miembros no se dejan hacer fotos. Creen que en ellas queda atrapado su espíritu, sus emociones, sus vivencias. No se quién me lo explicó, no se cuándo me lo explicaron, no se cómo me lo explicaron, pero solo hay que ver las fotos de Julio para comprender que esa historia dice la verdad."

    19th September, 2007

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    Zita Kamugira says:

    "Julio
    Lo que ya han dicho de ti puedo repetirlo:
    El mejor retratista, el mayor fotografo, y tantas otras cosas.
    Pero pienso que es todo eso por que tienes alma, y por que sabes leer las de los otros. O mejor: sentir.
    Sin eso un artista no puede ser grande como tu.
    Te quiero por eso y por la forma con que nos hablas, demasiado bien.
    Gracias por existires
    Zita"

    18th September, 2007

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    Bea Kotecka *Come back :) * says:

    "If you would like to see the world through the eyes of one a very sensitive, wise and loving God & beauty person...visit risquillo's photostreame!
    There you find great portraits of fascinating peoples and extraordinary, perfect photos of amazing animals ,landscapes and moments of Nature.
    Watching them gives you smile, bliss and emotion..."

    18th September, 2007

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    nhanhauzinha says:

    "He is a great artist, his pictures are artworks, masterpieces, always stunning creations! And a very gentle person too!"

    30th August, 2007

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    *gumby says:

    "Julio's was one of the first photostreams I saw when I first came to Flickr, and his talent and personality were evident from the start.
    Each image is refined, beautiful, and has a sensibility that is entirely Risquillo. I consider him a good friend, whose images are always surprising, delightful, and greatly anticipated.
    Muac!
    Lynn"

    20th July, 2007

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    La Maison du Heron - Helene says:

    "For me, each photo of Risquillo have the perfect composition, the perfect angle, the perfect colors, the perfect contrast, the perfect expression and emotions. For me, Risquillo's photostream is more like a "photos-dream"... (Pardon my poor english :-))"

    2nd July, 2007

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    ~ Seba ~ says:

    " Risquillo es genial!
    Llevo unos 10 meses en Flickr, y me había ido acostumbrenado aver siempre lo mismo, pero con él ha sido dieferente. Desde que descubrí el talento de este mexicano, he vuelto a maravillarme con la originalidad y colorido de sus trabajos. Me gusta la vida y fuerza que transmiten sus fotos. Creo que es un gran representante de la idiosincracia de Latinoamérica.
    Es un gusto pasar por su stream. Sigue adelante por mucho tiempo más. Saludos desde Chile. Un amigo!! Sebastián______!"

    26th June, 2007

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    Sean Shimmel... wink back at the Reaper says:

    "As the writer of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe CS Lewis has said, "I will not only look at life through my own eyes but also through those of others"...

    how true with Julio's work. I relish his ever varied vision whether of a technicolored lizard sipping glasslike water or a gracefully lit man quietly praying in the shadows.

    Enjoy his consistently excellent work as much as I do and wonder how HE would see a particular aspect of life through his eyes."

    26th June, 2007

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    fotos-de-alejandra says:

    "Julio es un artista maraviloso, con un alto nivel de calidad y un ojo mágico para captar secuencias, sentimientos y situaciones que asombran. Bién podría ser un famosísimo fotógrafo continental si México se hubiera permitido el lujo de entregarle su lugar, pero este es un mundo durísimo, competitivo y muy destructivo del arte y de sus artistas. Flickr le ha entregado un espacio en el que explore aún no le descubre pese al rotundo éxito en TODO lo que hace y presenta.
    Maravilloso hombre de familia rodeado de mujeres lindas con un enorme potencial para convertirse en gigante sin perder la ternura y la sensibilidad social.
    Le adoro y agradezco haberle conocido, y de tenerle como uno de mis amigos cibernéticos con el que deleitar cada mañana y cada atardecer con sus genialidades.
    Desde Oslo con mi amor
    Alejandra"

    15th June, 2007

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    La Vieja Sirena says:

    "Julio es un retratista excelente:sus fotografías tienen fuerza,identidad,personalidad propia..
    Como a casi todo el mundo en Flickr lo descubrí por casualidad ,y me alegro de haberlo hecho ,por un lado por la altísima calidad de todas sus fotos y por otro porque es una persona abierta ,amable ,y con un sentido del humor maravilloso.
    Espero que siga deleitándonos mucho tiempo con su maravilloso trabajo.
    Un saludo muy cariñoso!"

    18th April, 2007

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    corbette says:

    "Risquillo is for me the BEST portrait photographer on Flickr... I know what I mean ; I've been visiting Flickr since 9 months. Thank you my friend for sharing your talent, it is always a pleasure for the eyes .... ! Carine from Paris - France."

    2nd April, 2007

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    Vincént says:

    "You have breathtaking portraits.
    So strong, so personal!"

    11th January, 2007

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