When I was a kid my father had a Canon A1 and he took most of our family photos with it. Over the time I started to take some photos and soon I was hooked. Sadly the passion for photography had to be put on hold as my studies progressed and it was in the back of my mind for nearly 16 years. But you can’t push down a “love” forever and in the last two years photography grew like fire in my mind and I put everything I studied for behind.
Photography occupies a huge part of my life not only as a profession but also as a way to keep me sane. If I lived in a world without photography (or art in general) I think I would go mad. That said, photography is the way I express myself and how I show the others what I think and how I see certain topics. And that’s what I like, to push others buttons, make them think, cry or laugh. And there is where conceptual photography takes the stage. It’s the type of photography that I do most (on a personal field) and it’s the one I find most fulfilling. There is something special about doing a shot and seeing what kind of diferent views people have. I also enjoy street, sports and event photography (shows, weddings, etc).
My inspiration comes from others photos, movies and music. There are other things that also inspire me from times to times, but photos, movies and music are the most important ones. I am also inspired by other photographers like Sally Mann, Cartier-Bresson, Carol Guzy, Matt Stuart, Zenna Holloway and Miss Aniela. Although I am still trying to establish myself and my vision I think that I already found most of my “vision” and I am free now to perfect it. For me that is one of the most difficult things in photography. That, and to be noticed.
In photography talent is important, and work too, but luck sometimes takes a major role in things. I am always leraning to do things a different way and I will always be the little boy looking to the world through the camera…