Q&A

-How did you first become interested in photography?

My interest in photography came about through a friend. She was discovering the photograph with her new camera and I volunteered myself as a model. I found it very interesting to be photographed by her and to see how she edited my photographs. All of which aroused great interest in me and years later, I decided to buy a camera.

-How would you describe your style of photography?

My photographic style is cold, dark sometimes luminous but always under a mysterious atmosphere with a touch of drama. Sometimes you do not know if it’s a photograph or a painting.

-What is your typical camera setup on a shoot?

I use a Nikon D800 with a 50mm f1.4 lens.

-Who are some of the biggest influences on your work?

Brooke Shaden, Alex stoddard, Katerina Plotnikova and Rosie Hardy.

-Does a narrative structure play any part of how you plan and create your photography?

Before photographing, I draw a sketch and write down the materials that I am going to use in the photographic session. Then I write about the meaning of the photograph. Finally, I go and shoot the photograph.

-What is your post-production workflow like?

It is a long process. Depending on the complexity of photography, sometimes the process can last between 4 and 8 hours.

-What is your dream project?

Create a photographic project with many models at the same time, I hope to fulfil it soon.

-You also work with moving image. How does this medium differ from your photography?

Sometimes it is difficult to create very dynamic photographs, you have to create a sequence and photograph it. It’s like capturing images from a movie; my models are in motion during the photo shoot. The key is not to pose but rather interpret.

-What is your top technical tip?

If your intention is to create dynamic photographs it is better that you use a tripod! Haha! That is something that I am learning now, it is never too late to improve.

-What was the best career advice you were ever given?

Do not despair, believe in yourself, and others believe in you. This is something I repeat every day. To gain a place in the world of photography is very complicated, but to get it we must never stop, we must continue learning.