The Point Reyes National Park trip was an unplanned project and more like a spur the moment kind of deal. Point Reyes was on Parmveer Masuta’s bucket list of places to visit, and lucky enough on his last day of his 2016 spring break, he was invited to tag along with some of his friends as they were making their way up there to practice some photography. This would also be their first time out there. These are some of those friends whom he traveled all over California with. During those travels he have photographed in places such as Santa Monica, Big Sur, Monterey, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, San Francisco, and now Point Reyes. He wants to make traveling a big part of his life, and he’s optimistic that he will get there soon!
My inspiration to others is to keep chasing your dreams and take advantage of opportunities when they present themselves. I know, I know. That sounds cliche, however, it is true. I always wanted to travel to Point Reyes and that opportunity presented itself when a friend of mine invited to tag along with them and a couple of other friends. In my case, I wouldn’t say I got lucky, but I was fortunate enough to have a friend with me whom is also getting into photography. Even if he did not invited me, I would have still made the road trip out there because I want traveling and photography to be a big part of my life.
A BIG PART OF MY LIFE! I started off slow and sticking with traveling and photographing just within my state of California, but eventually, I want to get to a point in my life where I am photographing people in different areas across the United States (I will be traveling to Chicago for the first time in May 2016 and it’s scary traveling alone for the first time, but it’s exciting), and ultimately, across the world. I want to learn about other cities and the people that live in those cities. I want to tell their stories to share with the world. Why do I want to do this? Well, I have traveled to a third world country before and when I came back to the states, the word “appreciation” had a whole new meaning to my life. I truly believe in learning about yourself while traveling to different destinations across this world. I’ve stated this to others before, “The world is just to big NOT to be explored!”
My graphic design style is a little more easier to describe than my photography style because I feel like I’m still looking for my photography style. When it comes to graphic design, my artwork is minimal. I was always intrigued by how the most simplest things in our lives can have so much meaning behind them. This is why I create minimal posters. Speaking of meaning, when it comes to photography, I want my photographs to connect with my viewers in some kind of way through emotion. Some of the people whom inspired me throughout the years are David Carson, Chipp Kidd, Paul Rand, Roy Litchenstein, and believe it or not, a bunch of people on Instagram that I have met in person through Instameets.
The only time I feel like I will be 100% satisfied with the work that I put out is the day I retire as an artist. Keep learning! Keep growing! Canon 60D Digital Camera, Canon 6D Digital Camera, Canon AE 1 FIlm Camera, Sigma 24-70mm Lens, Sigma 50mm Lens, iPhone 5s with VSCO App, Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS5 (at home) and CS6 (at work), Illustrator CS5 (at home) and CS6 (at work), InDesign CS5 (at home) and CS6 (at work), Polaroid 50 inch tripod and Canon Speedlite 430ex II; these are the gears I usually use.
About Parmveer Masuta
Parmveer “Parm” Masuta is a 27-year-old self-taught photographer and graphic designer residing in the Central Valley of California. In addition, he’s an educator that has taught a variety of art classes from ceramics to photography to graphic arts to print shop. Art has always been a passion of his since a young age, but as a shy child he was always to scared to showcase his artwork. As he grew older, he began to get more and more comfortable around people and began to expose his artwork to the world through social networks. He have been “officially” working as a graphic designer and photographer for a little over 7 years now. Those years have helped him grow in both the graphic design and photography field as he have, photographed everything from portraits to landscapes, had his graphic design work displayed exhibits, sold some of the work that was displayed, received his BA in Art from the California State University, Stanislaus, earned himself a California Teaching Credential in Art from San Francisco State University, and he must say, after everything he have accomplished in the world of an artist, the best is yet to come! See more of his works on Behance or his website.