Shardy Nieves In Front Of The Lens

    Shardy Nieves has made a name for himself in the NYC photography scene within a years time. And now that he has hit his groove by putting his own personal style on what he captures, he is on his way to create a living with his newfound passion. Often experimenting with new cutting-edge shooting techniques, he is already separating himself from the sea of just anybody with a camera.

SUAS: Another day is upon us and it’s another day to live life to the fullest. How is this day treating you so far?
SN:
The weather is great, I’m alive and I got to BBQ today with my FTS brothers and drink a cold Ballantine. I could ask for more but that’s just being greedy.

SUAS: You seem to have exploded onto the NYC photography scene out of nowhere, how long have you’ve been sitting on this photographic talent?
SN:
Well, February 2011 made 1 year that I have been shooting photography. Before that, I never had an interest in it to be honest.

SUAS: You may not have had an interest in it before but people seem to have an interest in your work right now. “Your Daily Juice” blog is doing pretty good with creating awareness of your work. Have you received any outside-of-blading opportunities recently which came from someone falling upon your site?
SN: I have participated in a few shoots from people who have viewed the blog which were pretty interesting but overall I just do my own thing. I did receive an email the other morning from a very well known photographer who complimented me on my work and progression. It was pretty sweet.

SUAS: Speaking of doing your own thing, is there a preference in what exactly you shoot or do you take pics depending on what inspires you at that exact moment?
SN:
I shoot whatever inspires me at the moment. I do enjoy strobist shooting (Off camera flashes) but I tend to mix it up every now and again.

SUAS: When did you first decide that this is something that you want to progress and grow with?
SN: I bought my 1st camera, a Nikon D70s from fellow NYC Photographer Drew Humphrey to take my mind off of personal issues that were going on in my life at the time. After shooting everyday for almost 6 months my hobby became a passion which keeps me balanced to date.

SUAS: Are you aware that if you type in http://www.yourdailyjuice.com/ a porn site pops up? I did this by accident one day when I forget to add the word “blog”.
SN:
Yea, when I bought the URL for the blog I saw it was taken by the porn site and I wanted to try and buy out the URL. But now the “Blog” at the end kind of grew on me.

SUAS: On the blading side of things how is your knee holding up these days, I still cringe whenever I come across that clip of your fall?
SN
: It holds up for a good hour and a half before pain sets in, then I take off the skates and shoot photos. It works out for me.

SUAS: I also see that you have been rolling on Valos alot lately, why are they your current skate of choice?
SN: I grew up riding Roces from the original Majestic 12’s to in my opinion the failed Roces Graal. The skate is great for me and I support the direction Jon and the rest of the Valo team is taking our sport. Valo will always get my support (unless they make a Graal).

SUAS: What is your current goal for “Your Daily Juice” blog?
SN: My goal for the blog is to educate the masses, whether it be photography, rollerblading or just everyday things we all deal with. It’s a reflection of myself in the purest form, through my words and my photography. Once I invest in a good HD camera I’ll start doing V-logs too (Video Blogs).

SUAS: What is your current camera set-up at this exact moment or if you have more than one which is your favorite to use for shoots and why?
SN:
My current setup is a Nikon D90 with batter Grip, Lenses ate 50mm 1.8, 70-200mm 2.8 V.R and 10.5mm fisheye. I have been experimenting with 35mm Film so my daily camera is a Nikon N80 with 50mm 1.8 shooting HP5 400 Film.

SUAS: On the message board tip, what does BIG BLUE FONT mean to you?
SN:
Individuality, when I 1st started posting in Be-Mag I was ridiculed for the Big Blue Font but now it’s what I’m known for…that and talkin’ crap via message board. I always look to stand out in my own way with anything I do. Shout out to the Be-Mag family,

SUAS: Any last words or shout-outs?
SN:
Thank You to everyone who supported and continues to support http://www.YourDailyJuiceBlog.com . Shout outs hmmmmm…let’s see, my Beautiful Daughter Rhayne, FlipTheScript, Jon Julio, Tri-State area Skate scene, Band Aid 2000. Honestly, there are too many people to shout out, I’ll be here all day. Thanks Lord Brian and Shut Up & Skate for the interview.

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