3 years ago today my 6-month solo trip came to an end and my life, as I had previously known it, too. But before I get into how it changed everything and what I learned from the experience, let me tell you how it all began.
Articles, interviews and tips on photography
Photography is a medium that absorbs almost everyone, they call it the universal language; a photograph can be read by anyone from any country or culture, and that not only gives us great power as creators, but also as people.
You know how sometimes you listen to a song and you feel like it’s about you? That’s how I felt the first time I went to a conference given by Tino Soriano. OK, so it wasn’t EXACTLY about me or my life (his is much more exciting)…
This is a bit of a trick question because those of you who usually shoot analogue probably find it practical and better for a number of reasons. If you’re a die-hard digital photographer on the other hand, just thinking of travelling with film can cause a headache.
Although the second-hand market for analogue cameras is large, some cameras are more popular and therefore have seen large increases in price, to the point that they are actually quite expensive.
1. Closer: Robert Capa used to say that: if your photos are not good enough, you’re not close enough. This is very true, particularly so when it comes to street, documentary and travel photography. Being closer to the scene means being part the action and this in turn allows the viewer to feel like they too are part of it all. At a couple of meters away from the story, your photographs transmit much more power and emotion.
Gandhi said that if you want to change the world, start with yourself. It’s a statement that has always seemed very accurate to me and very valid for all fields, including photography.
Constant connectivity, faster everything…what’s next, a camera that uploads straight to social media? Oh wait, it already exists…
The title of the book comes from a Goethe quote: “Colors are the deeds and suffering of light.” This book is not about a place, or a specific subject, or even a theme. It is about a way of seeing in color…
In this era of social networks and immediacy, a documentary work done with affection and patience, allowing the photographer to get to the bottom of the matter is not common so when you find it, it is appreciated. It is not without reason that Javier has labeled his agency ‘oak stories’: Like a good wine, stories taste better when you give them time and care.