Graduate in Journalism in the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. For as long as I can remember, photography has always been a part of my life. I’ve always had a camera at hand in my parent’s house and tins full of black and white photos
I suppose that closeness to the machines, the tripods, the frames, the photometers, and what-not, have paved the road I’ve been following for more than a few years now, since I decided to become a professional in the world of photography, as well as being a teacher in the same world.
In school and later on in university, I was the guy who always had a camera at the ready. Whether that was to document trips, meetings, or parties (internet and mobile phones were not a thing, cameras were big, and photos cost money).
Later on, some collaborations I did with the university magazine, success in in some competitions, and all of the support I received from my friends and family made me take the leap from written journalism to photographic reports. I’ve been a university teacher and I’ve worked as an editor. As an independent photographer, I’ve collaborated with a number of media companies, both regional and national, as well as creating reports for various public and private institutions.
As a photographer, I’ve dedicated myself more to capturing entertainment and social reports, touching on architectural photography and landscapes. I’ve been teaching in Apertura since 1999 and in all those years, we’ve witnessed at the school that great step from analogic to digital, but we know that the essence of photography is still the same as it was 15 years ago.
In 2001, Michelo and I split the cost of our first professional 3.2mpx digital camera that allowed us get our work out there with much quicker (many moons have passed since then). Currently speaking, when I’m not taking photos for a client, or for myself, I’m sat in front of my computer either developing, retouching, or organizing a class for Apertura. Photography is still the biggest, most important part of my life.