THE ARTISTS: Ron Q. Sanchez |

THE ARTISTS: Ron Q. Sanchez

What is your career and your current job title? Sales clerk at Longs Drug Store’s photo department.

Describe in a sentence or two your art. Photography for weddings, family photos, reunions and special events.

How long have you been working in this discipline?

25 years.

Why do you do it? Enjoyment.

What do you hope to accomplish? A good reputation by word of mouth.

Do you create your art with an exact message you want the viewer to receive and if yes, what is that message? Photos are a moment in time. It’s history for tomorrow or a hundred years from now.

Where do you want to be with your art, in terms of part-time vs. full-time status, art positions and where your works are seen? Keep it part time. Where I want my work to be is on people’s walls and photo albums, to show their friends about their special events.

What kind of special training did you take? If not, how did you learn the art techniques or processes? Read a lot of books. Go to art shows. I love all the photos at the fair.

What’s your favorite part of your endeavors? Seeing the enjoyment on people’s faces when they see their photos.

What’s your least favorite part of your endeavors? None.

How many hours a day or, if more appropriate, a week do you spend on your work? Every day working at Longs’ photo department. I talk to other photographers, help people with their questions.

Do you consider it hard work, and could anyone do it? Not really hard if you’re willing to learn and have the right equipment. Photos are about light and how much you let into the camera.

Ron Q. Sanchez has photos of the 2001 motorcycle run on display at the Blue Ribbon Cafe, 123 Argall Way, Nevada City. View from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 265-6640.

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