Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Neon Fix Artist Spotlight: Antonio Guerra


"Do not fear the Marca De Beatz"

I’ve had the pleasure of working with photographer Antonio Guerra on several projects. Every time I walk into his studio I’m always anxious for the shoot to be over so he can start editing the photos. He never disappoints time after time. As a fellow Sagittarius I knew that his artistry has no limits. I’m always amazed how polished and unique he is in his editing skills.

I can go on and on about how DOPE this guy is, but I will let you find out for yourself. I had the honor of interviewing this new up and coming artist for Neon Fix Artist Spotlight.


How old are you?


TB:Where are you from?

AG:Trenton NJ

TB:Where are you located?

AG:Trenton NJ / Atlanta GA

TB:What is your Favorite quote?

AG:"You will rust out, before you ware out" Meaning, inactivity will hurt you more the activity that you are procrastinating on. Sitting still is more damaging then moving.

TB:Why did you choose "Marca De Beatz" as the name of your photography and work?

AG:Marca means sign, de means of, and beatz is a representation of the audio production side of my company. We were basically a sign of the beats. We started off as a production team. The photography was initially a promotional idea, that eventually gained more popularity then our musical creations. We are currently in the process of splitting the company, leaving Marca de Beatz for the audio production, and Antonio Guerra for future photographic works.

TB:Did you know that photography was what you wanted to do from a young age?

AG: I always knew that I would be an artist. When I was young my mother told me that artists don't usually make much money, but that didn't deter me from giving it a shot. It pains me to have a career that is exactly the same EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!

TB:How long have you been a photographer?

AG:I believe all my life's experiences go into each and every project, so I'm going to 30 years.

TB:What made you decide to take photography from a hobby to a career?

AG:A very wise woman (My Mother) told me as a child, "Find out what you would do for free... everyday... and still love it. And then find out how to get paid for it." I shot for free for about two years. When I realized that I was approaching the level of my idols, I decided to start charging.

TB:You have such outstanding photoshop skills. Did you go to school for photography, or are you self taught?

AG:I am self taught. I like to use reverse engineering a lot. I can look at an image and take it apart. Once you learn how to take an object apart, you there by know how to build it again, in different variations and scenarios.

TB:If you could do a portrait shot of anyone in the world who would it be?

AG:I would like to shoot with Lil Wayne, this way I can play my beats through the so my production can make it on the next album.

TB:Do you prefer working in the studio, or working on location?

AG:I prefer shooting on location, because I believe a good picture should have at least 3 subjects, which is a lot easier to obtain in an environment.

TB:What inspires your artistry?


TB:Do you have any idols in the photography world?

AG:John Farrar, Micheal O, and Maya Guez.

Photobucket John Farrar Micheal O Maya Guez

TB:Where do you see yourself in the next 5 year?

AG:An international photographer and music producer for the hottest stars!

TB:I know there are a lot of young artist looking up to you. What are some encouraging words to keep their dreams and hopes alive?

AG:Create your one lane. Never be afraid to be you. You don't have to be conventional, not now, not ever!

The future is bright for Antonio! All I can say is where ever this talented man ends up there will be art, love, and passion!

By: Tinisee Buckman


  1. Love Antonio Guerra's work! It's so full of life and color! He's going to be something major very soon base on his work. The man has talent, and is sexy!

  2. yesss he is very creative, at his craft!,,however very respectful when working,farther more handsome!...i hope an pray he becomes very successful,,,coldest winter!