San Antonio, TX, United States
Tito West grew up in San Antonio, Texas, where he was heavily influenced by his ranching family. His father’s family owned a cattle ranch for many years, and Tito grew up hearing stories of life on the ranch, and the many adventures his father had while traveling as a professional bull rider. It was stories like these that lended Tito his strong sense of adventure and wanderlust. Having come from a long line of storytellers, it’s no surprise that Tito has chosen to pursue his passion of telling a good story.
Tito graduated from Texas Christian University in 2009 with a degree in Geology, and immediately moved to Africa, where he worked in several South African safari camps, and was employed as Safari Guide in Botswana. He was introduced to, and became passionate about, film and photography through his experiences in the safari industry. Over the past 5 years, he has had the experience of working all over Africa, the South Pacific, Latin America, the Caribbean and South America.
Tito is especially interested in Africa, and credits stories by authors such as Ernest Hemingway, Peter Beard and Robert Ruark for sparking his initial fascination with the continent and inspiring him to move there in 2009. Tito knows firsthand the powerful ways in which stories can influence our lives, which is why he has such a strong passion for the art of visual storytelling through film and photography.
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