Rolando Gomez photographed thousands of women for almost 40 years, including Playboy Playmates to American Idol Stars; carrying his cameras to 43 countries. Whether being interviewed about his Photographic Therapy--the Power of Photography to Help Build or Rebuild Self-Esteem beliefs, or filming for TV, he spreads the gospel of photography.
In the past 15 years, he's conducted over 600 seminars and workshops on glamour, beauty, fashion and nude photography in the U.S., Europe, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, and Canada. Venues include Photo Plus Expo (NYC), Samy's Camera, Julia Dean Photo School, Photo Imaging & Design Expo in Calif., FotoFusion, Palm Beach Photographic Center plus the Universities of Texas, Virgin Islands, and Calgary.
He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Communication, summa cum laude from the University of Texas, San Antonio, plus trained there as a State of Texas Mediator in Conflict Resolution. The former Chief, Multimedia Production for the Air Force News Agency, Gomez was the Sept. 2006 Rangefinder cover story, Mysteries of Lighting. He's authored seven books, co-authored one, and is featured in four, including one by Marsha Collier.
In 1994 the Dept. of Defense chose him as one of the Top Five military photographers worldwide, plus awarded him the Dept. of Defense Meritorious Service Medal for documenting the Latin America drug war over 26-months. Gomez captured photos on assignment during the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Olympics, Presidential Inauguration, Desert Storm, Uphold Democracy in Haiti, Northern Watch in Turkey and the 1994 Rwandan refugee crisis in Africa plus many more events.
Partial credits include Maloof Sports and Entertainment, Studio Photography (featured photographer, writer, and contributing editor), Parade (cover story, with Eddie Adams), People, New York Times, Stars & Stripes, Playboy, Maxim, Sports Illustrated, Airman, Soldiers, PhotoInsider, Visao (Portugal Weekly News Magazine, feature story on Photographic Therapy), PMA Daily, Rangefinder (cover story), Leica World News (feature story), Digital Imaging, St. Martin's Press, Peterson's 4-Wheel Drive, Keller Crescent Advertising Agency, Netscape.com, AOL/Time Warner, Evan Williams Bourbon, San Antonio Express News, La Prensa, South Texas Reporter, PhotoMedia, Shutterbug, Photo District News, D-Pixx (cover story, European), Zoom NL, Photographie, PROFIFTOTO, fotoMAGAZIN, FOTO-VIDEO DIGITAAL, Camera Magazine, and numerous other publications.