Welcome to rvlphotographs.com!
Here is a little background information about the photographer and how he got to this point. Hopefully you can become better connected to the digital imagery on display.
For starters, the prefix “rvl” corresponds to the initials of this website’s photographer: Reginald Vincent Lualhati – a mouthful, no doubt. He goes by Reggie, but he has always said that Reginald looks better in print.
Oddly enough, Reggie never seriously recorded any images with a camera throughout high school and college. He could recall framing pictures in his mind and saying, “that’d be a cool picture” – but rarely did anything about it. For the most part, he would just take point-and-shoot pictures of nights out with friends or the occasional landscape vacation photo.
It wasn’t until Reggie was 25 years old that he dug out his dad’s old SLR out of storage to take it on a West Coast vacation to watch his beloved Chicago Cubs play the San Diego Padres. He had the strong desire to take zoomed-in, action shots of his favorite baseball team. He thought to himself, “This can’t be that hard. Just click the button…just like your childhood toy!” Ignorance truly was bliss.
It was 2005 and film cameras were basically obsolete. Not to mention the fact that he had no idea how to even use all the dials and levers of an SLR camera. Needless to say, after running around the Gas Light District of San Diego to get the film developed, the images were at best a blurry, poorly exposed waste of money.
After that disappointing SLR film experience, it took another 4 years for the interest to resurface. On a whim, Reggie and his fiancée registered for one of those new-fangled digital SLR cameras for their wedding. Lucky for them, a group of very generous family members pooled money together to purchase the entry-level Nikon D60 DSLR package.
That gift was the catalyst to full-blown photography obsession. From that point, books were read, classes were taken, and equipment was purchased – hundreds of pictures ensued. Then Photoshop was studied, more classes were taken and art shows took place – thousands of pictures followed.
Today, photography has become a great artistic outlet for Reggie in an otherwise mathematical and structured daily life of a mechanical engineer. It’s a fulfilling profession but everyone needs a hobby.
So with this story, a passion was discovered. Reggie looks at the world differently and is proud to express his perspective through his images. This hobby has become a source of energy, purpose and inspiration.
And with that passion, we are thrilled to present to you rvlphotographs.com.
Thanks for visiting!!
All of this would not be possible if not for the support of friends and family. And a very special thanks goes out to his wife, Laura. If it was not for her love and encouragement, rvlphotographs as a website and an entity would not even exist.