I consider all human beings are born as artists. Since I was a little kid, I entertained myself drawing and doing activities with my own hands. I was enthusiastic about carpentry and discovered the satisfaction of creating something out of nothing.
At fifteen, I started playing in a punk rock band. This experience caught me so much that I wanted to become a professional musician, but my parents thought differently and I did not insisted.
I studied a more conventional career, convincing myself that this would give me a better future. At this time, photography and painting were already a passion and a fundamental part of my life.
In order to give my professional career a more artistic turn, I studied a master’s degree in Graphic Design in Barcelona. Like music, I thought photography as a career, but instead I thought design would provide that security I had inherited.
Upon my return to Mexico, and with very few expectations, I applied for a vacancy as a photographer at a renowned hotel in the Riviera Maya. This job gave me the necessary knowledge to start a career as a wedding photographer, which I did for the following eight years.
Simultaneously, I began searching for my own style experimenting with photography in an artistic way. Weddings gave me experience on the technical side, while art gave me freedom to express myself.
My journey through the impressionist and abstract world began unexpectedly. One day, while walking with my camera, I accidentally pressed the shutter, generating an image full of color and movement. The result took me back to the moment I was standing in front of a William Turner Painting at the Museo del Prado and I longed to paint like him.
This opened a door full of possibilities. Many times the results looked like oils and many other as watercolors. They moved me so much that I began to practice it consciously. Instead of finding myself painting with a brush, I was doing it through a camera. I was then attracted by the work of the great impressionists of the past, and started to study and admire them.
Art is freedom, it allows me to determine myself, get out of the conventional, break the rules, and find beauty and inspiration in what is not defined. My work is the personal reflection of a constant search for authenticity and to be different. It invites you to observe the world from an alternate perspective and fall in love with something more ethereal.
Valle de Bravo
Santa María #126 Colonia Centro 51200