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Frank Diamond (April 29, 1990, Lleida) is an artistic photographer who began his career at age 22. Fully self-taught, his photography is characterised by being dramatic and dark. In his photographs, some characters hide their faces and characters contain secrets and unleash fear. Photographs submerged in a cool and subdued atmosphere.
Photography As A Visual Diary.
Frank Diamond describes his photography as a visual diary where he tells of his fears and his insecurity about life. Usually working with feminine profiles, he believes that it is easier to work the beauty and the sensibility through them. The lack of identity in these profiles has a purpose and that is to make the viewer the protagonist.
A lover of natural light, passionate and adventurous, he likes to explore every corner of nature in search of new scenarios for his photographs.
-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.