Alfredo Ezquerra is an artist who is from Spain, but currently resides in London. His photography is truly poignant and has an elegant and solitary quality http://www.alfredoezquerra.es/. Check it out for yourself, but first read on and find out what inspires him.
MICHAEL: Hello Alfredo, Your work is exquisite. It seems to be very romantic and I see that you are very much in love with life. No?
ALFREDO: Thanks for your nice comment about my work. I only try to show the point of view of my life. Definitely, I am in love with life, family, friends and everything that is part of my life. I try to learn of everything in my life and I want to see the wonderful part of it. I don’t know if I could say that my work seems very romantic. I think I could say that it’s very solitary and I try to get the best from even the simple things.
MICHAEL: When you take photographs, are you telling us a story or are they just photos of nice things? What are you capturing?
ALFREDO: Nowadays, it is easy to take nice pictures with the amazing technology, great cameras and very expensive lenses, but I think it is more difficult if you want to tell a story in a simple shoot. That is what I try to do every time I take a picture. Every moment can be seeing with different perspective and I try to get the pure essence of that. My pictures show the way that I see my life and you can see in them my feelings every time. Every picture is a different story to be read and I don’t hesitate to go into my pictures to experiment with new feelings.
MICHAEL: Do you use digital or film? Also, do you use Photoshop? What are the advantages of each?
ALFREDO: I am from the school of the new technologies so 100% digital, but I would like to have time to study and know more about film. I know that I can learn many things about film that I can use in the digital format. I use another program called Lightroom. It is from the same company as Adobe, but you can file all the pictures better and it is easier to use because I don’t usually edit a lot my pictures so this program is much easier for me. I only use it to edit my pictures with the basic effects like temperature, contrast, saturation and a few more things. For me, this program is amazing and makes my work easier.
MICHAEL: When did you first become a photographer? Do you come from a family of artists?
ALFREDO: Photography has been something very important since I was a child, but it was three years ago when I came to London and I really thought to become a photographer. This city gives me the inspiration to be myself and I can take the pictures that I want. As far as I know, I have never heard about any of my family being artists before, so I could say that I am the first and I am very proud about it.
MICHAEL: Thanks Alfredo. This has been great.
Check out Alfredo’s work at http://www.alfredoezquerra.es/#.