The ephemeral eternity of halides and other amazing discoveries

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One day...

My sister left a Soviet-made camera on my bed. I put my eye to the viewfinder, and the world appeared before me, naked and full of grace.

By coincidence, at that time, I was studying physics at university, so understanding the technical workings of photography wasn't difficult for me. But photography is not just about physics; there's something deeper that science cannot explain. I realized I lacked the tools to use the photographic language as a form of expression. Conveying my vision of reality through images while also being able to express my inner world to others goes beyond science.

I'm infinitely grateful to two great friends, Nacho M. and Diego D., who helped me develop the ability to reflect and analyze contemporary visual arts. With my knowledge in Fine Arts and my innate investigative attitude, I developed a perception and a critical approach to reality, and I began to take the profession of photography seriously.

Chemical or digital?

My first conscious photographs were taken in the 90s when photos were still on film, and you had to send them off for development to see if the result was decent or a complete mess.

Over time, I emigrated to Europe and was able to buy my own digital camera, which I still use. But something happened while I was studying: all the books and websites I visited led me back to the origins, and I eventually stored the digital camera in a box and started using an analog camera again.

What is better?

It really doesn't matter if photography is chemical or digital; the important thing is the "photography," not the tool. I'm not particularly interested in sterile debates about which is better. I realized that what truly interests me is the artistic result.

I practice both digital and chemical photography with the same intensity; each offers me different and beautiful sensations.

I pay more attention to chemical photography and its image production processes than to digital processes. However, I am very versatile (as expected of me). The methods of obtaining images for artistic purposes are my sole focus; I don't care much about "how I do it," but rather "what and why I do it."

Nowadays, I'm both a chemical and digital photographer. It's very simple.

Final note

You can do whatever you want with the photo and pass as an author’s photographer, but don’t forget one thing, the “automatic mode” turns your machine into the author and you are the idiot who shoots…

Think about this when you want money for your royalties.