Rodolfo Choperena (b.1966) in Mexico City lives and works in San Antonio. He was the 2013 recipient of the Hasselblad Owners Club award for Photographer of the Month. Choperena's work is in numerous corporate art collections including: San Antonio Spurs AT&T Center, Capital One, Hayatt South Beach Miami, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Random House/ Penguin NYC, University of Texas at SA, Argo Group, Collection Changarrito, Dimensional Fund Advisors, Guadalupe Cultural Art Center, Liberto Enterprises, and the University Health Care System San Antonio.
By inducing movement and manually manipulating light sources, Rodolfo Choperena's photographs are the result of a performance based process. First Choperena selects his subject matter, often arranging a series of colorful objects in his path. Next, the artist slows down the camera’s shutter speed and walks throughout the prolonged exposure, maneuvering the camera’s placement, aperture and exposure settings in relation to color fields, landscapes, and light sources. Lyrical and organic compositions that shift in varying intervals and rhythms emerge to represent this performed moment in a reduced and distilled form.