I've always tried to establish a clear path for my workflow. My idea is to step aside from the obvious: look for creative, simple, clean compositions. For me, it's not about transmitting what I felt at the particular time when I got the shot: it's more about letting the viewer fulfill the image with their thoughts.
I'm always seeking for this particular, brief lapse of time when compositions simply pop up. I just see the camera as an intermediate between the image I'm picturing and what lies out there. My intention is to get a shot which is a trustworthy reflection of what I'm picturing on my mind.
The whole gallery is based on this personal principle.
Around the age of 11, my family got its first digital point and shoot: a Kodak Easy Share C330. A magnificent piece of top-notch technology with astonishing 4 megapixels...
By that time, we started visiting different parts of the country during holidays, so we carried around the camera. Shooting the scenery was pretty straightforward. There was a particular trip to the northern side of the country where I remember taking my first landscape compositions. Of course, these pictures were definitely not the peak of my artwork but they provided a much necessary jumpstart.
Years went by and I slowly continued improving my composition game. By the end of high school, I got a GoPro as a gift from my parents. The camera was great and I was amazed by the endless possibilities fitting in such a small device. It was truly revolutionary: the size, the unique fish-eye's look, the waterproof capabilities... You name them! It was the first time we could record proper video and share it. Phone cameras weren't that great during 2011-12. I was so in love with those cameras that I didn't hesitate on getting one of the next models. It may sound kind of dull today, but back then the image quality was unbelievable! Of course, it had its downsizes but some of my absolute personal footage was recorded with this camera.
Let me introduce myself. I am all the way from Buenos Aires, Argentina. You might probably want to know when I got fully into my current job or when I first picked up a camera. Truth is, I can't establish it properly. But I can tell you a series of (fortunate) events that led me to where am I right now. Trust me, it's been a long way.
So, my first contact with landscape-street-social photography, was at the age of 7 or 8. It may sound pretty obvious, but I didn't take pictures back then. Thing is, I got a new hobby: 'reading' National Geographic magazines. I could spend hours looking at the images from all around the world. You see, living in a tiny apartment at one of the most populated cities on Earth was the perfect place to get into Outdoors Photography. There was nothing like opening the newest edition and travel with my imagination to remote places: the Siberian Tundra, paddling down the Amazon River, walking through the narrow alleys of a Pakistani town... I'm pretty sure taking a look at this kind of raw, real, full of life photography made a huge subconscious impact.
One of my first landscape compositons. The picture belongs to a family trip back in January, 2007. Shot with the Kodak C330
During 2012 I began my college degree in Geology. Which was basically studying Earth's History and analyzing landscape shapes. Seemed tailor-made for me. I spent an important part of time thinking it was the perfect choice. However, I realized after a while, it was terribly time-consuming and I wasn't being fulfilled by my decision of choosing it. My photography level kept steadily growing, and during 2016 I realized I had an 80's interchangeable lens Pentax accumulating dust at home. To no-one's surprise, it worked just like the first day. Looking for some tutorials on YouTube and buying a 36 expo roll and a battery for the built-in exposure meter was all I needed.
By early 2017, I managed to get halfway through the degree (it's a 7 years long program) but I wasn't feeling thrilled about it. I was lacking motivation, subjects didn't seem to catch my attention and the idea of working on something related to Photography was becoming more and more important. And so it was, by the end of the year I dropped out and got some small projects on the go while working at an Airbnb rental company.
Visiting Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia with friends from college. Shot on Asahi Pentax K1000 with Kodak film, January 2017.
However, my most important milestone regarding Photography took place during 2019. One of my closest friends from high school told me about working on the Cruise Industry as a full time photographer. I wasn't very confident about it, since until that time, Photography was just a mere hobby. However, I applied and after two interviews, one recruitment session, medical checkings and a visa process, I signed up an eight-month contract with Royal Caribbean International, the biggest cruise company.
During the length of my stay, my learning curve grew exponentially, I was taught on how to set up professional studios, the importance of using flash, the printing process... But the most important part of the whole experience was visualizing Photography as a team work. The staff consisted of 16 photographers of 8 different nationalities and we had to face different targets and challenges every week. You see, working while sailing through the Caribbean provides you not only these advantages, but also the possibility of improving your Landscape and Street Photography level. I tried to make the most out of it and got off the boat on every single port. The possibility of getting compositions at the finest tropical spots wasn't very common and I had to get the best out of it.
Working on a cruise ship provided me a decent salary and I was able to get suitable gear for the first time. Photography became a 24/7 activity. Job, hobby and passion, I was truly motivated and very happy about the decision I've made. My day-to-day duties were 100% about Portrait Photography, not my favorite field and definitely not my strongest subject. But as soon as I finished my shift, I could pay attention to my personal projects and enjoy the sunny islands. Curaçao one of my absolute favorite series, was developed during the length of the contract.
A picture with my fellow coworkers from Freedom of The Seas. Caribbean Sea, August 2019.
I was due to start my second contract during March, 2020 but, for well known reasons, I only managed to work for one week before all the craziness began. After being trapped (trust me, it wasn't bad at all) in three different ships for five months, I got back home. The cruise industry shut down and hasn't reopened ever since.
While being lockdown at home, the idea of getting fully into my artwork didn't sound that much crazy. My gallery had a wide variety of images, different subjects, diverse scenery from lots of places. It involved approaching photography from where I wanted, it would be challenging and didn't know where to start. Anyway, why shouldn't I run a personal entrepreneurship?
I got some print tests and posted the results on social media. Some friends asked me if I was selling them and, long story short... Now I'm sharing my collection with you and people from all around the globe.
The latest update I can give you (as November 2021), is that I just finished attending Drew Doggett's signature course: Mastering the Business of Fine Art Photography. I won a full scholarship in this one-of-a-kind webinar which gives us, fine art photographers, the possibility of creating a sustainable and professional future while pursuing our creative goals.
Thank you in advance for taking a look at this website. Hope you enjoy it. Reach out if you have any questions and please be safe.
One of my first prints, part of the Waves series
During the last months of 2021, I completed Drew's signature course, acquiring new skills regarding the business of Fine Art Photography