A shoot with a story to tell.
Many people have asked me, why is everybody happy in the picture?
I had a commission to photograph Princess Anne together with the group of people worked for her mother, The Mother Queen.
I was ready with my flash outside the room and then the batleer energetically announced me, the photographer. I was very relaxed and directing everyone to their positions and making sure that everyone would be visible in the photo.
I had been told that I had 5 minutes alloted for the shoot. The butler told me that every strike of his wooden gavel on the table would be a click of my camera.
One strike, one click.
Second strike, second click.
I was getting nervous because I was not directing the shoot. I said to him, “Let’s stop this as I prefer to direct myself”. Everybody in the room was laughed including the princess.
And I just clicked away, the moment I was waiting for suddenly came! Everybody happy.
5 minutes in time… forever
Here some photographs of the exhibition at the Greenwich Yatch Club.
I was waiting for the sailors when they were coming back from the river Thames.
I had the studio and lights ready to shoot.
From the water directly to the studio with all the elements they were carrying.
⭐ Families ⭐
Portraits / Commission
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Portraits / Commission
Ed Skrein (Actor)
Deadpool 2016 and Game of Thrones
Ed Skrein ⭐STAR⭐
⭐Vincent Van Gogh⭐
AND GOD CREATED WOMAN!
She entered this world alone and soon she became alone once more. She did not need an ‘Adam’ to exist or to fight for her. Nor was she in need of the divine clay to come to this world. She was expelled from paradise. Simply for being a woman; found guilty for biting the forbidden fruit..singled out for being desired… Now, she has created her own paradise on earth, visible in the fashion world. Like Venus, she, amongst fabrics rose and was created. Simply a white dress and a hat were enough elements to empower her into being the strong, independent woman that she always could be; taking back power and owning control.
The makeup artist brought this idea to the studio, pearls and reflections on the face. We decided to use a trouser as a jacket on the shoulder to create the reflections. Finally we had the creative make up, the reflections, but i was missing something…. i was missing the fresh picture. Suddenly I told a joke and Trinny began to laugh; my moment to ‘CLICK! and there it was, the set was completed: her smile and the brackets, metal and reflections everywhere!
a big pen attacking you, huge like a monster. Like an alien, spreading its blue ink over you. You feel scared. You resist the attack with your own ideas but the pen simply keeps returning. Scribbling over all that you have written, erasing it from memory.
Oh, the exhaustion that ensues from the hours of fighting! Blue drops of inky sweat are cascading down you relentlessly. Skip to Two o’clock in the morning and the fight has left papers scattered in disarray all over the table. This metaphor is the best way I can describe the feeling when you begin a new project. You have a monster to fight with a pen in hand, many papers on the table and so many battles in between.
There are so many ideas in my head! On this occasion: A blue dress comes to my thoughts from a store, a window or a girl walking on the street. Of course, the monster means I don’t quite remember the idea; it’s swirling around my head, forcing insatiable questions upon me: Where to shoot? On the sea, on the river, against the deep blue of the sky? I begin to search for the blue dress, the stores, the internet, the magazines. The monster is now an obsession. I want that blue dress. It is all consuming. It simply won’t allow me to envisage other new opportunities or ideas. I am tired and losing the fight. I relaxed and let the emotions wash over me. Sometimes when you are pushing something with all your energy you can´t continue to push. Stopping becomes the only option. You need to take your time, recuperate your force and search for new strategies.
Late that night, exhausted after some minutes resting, suddenly my mind began to work in a different way. I begin asking myself: what if I let the monster win? What if I surrender to the monster? What if I play with the monster? Here is the result of that fight.
I converted the monster into a beautiful mask!
As a photographer, I need to observe. Gazing at a subject from the other side of the camera stimulates my senses; the form, the intensity, the play and nuances of light and shadow and the subsequent control I gain over them. This allows me to fully capture the beauty, eliciting the provocative and desirable. I am compelled to create the perfect photograph and cannot relinquish until I am certain that the essence of beauty shines through in my art.
Once printed, the art work should immediately grab the attention of the reader. Giving them insight and ability to be fully immersed in the work, enabling the reader to experience those senses. Which, in turn, will provoke a sense of wanting to buy into the beauty and luxury that the photography encapsulates. Thus, with a photograph, the power of persuasion will flood the senses, rendering buying as the firm, and only available, option.
Of course, this can occur with objects, but now consider that the subject is a person. The reader can fall in love with his or her eyes, smile, hair or the transcendental personality that innately shines through. It is in these situations that my interest lies. I wish to create something that can never be touched by the hands of time, to encapsulate something that is consequently indestructible, mine forever, and will live on through my work for others. There is certainly a beauty in capturing a moment in time which can never be eradicated. This is the world and essence that the camera allows me to access.
I hail from Peru originally; a place where people do not like to be photographed. This is owing to the fact that they hold a belief that the photographer is able to steal their souls in the act. However, the magic and intent of the camera is not to steal their souls. In fact, it is to capture their essence and soul, not to deter from or steal anything. Thus, immortalizing a moment of time where their inner beauty and soul is encapsulated as an image; not to harm, but rather to enhance. This is fundamentally what I collect and capture through my art.
“Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince and the Revolution, “Crazy in Love“ by Beyonce and JayZ, “Crazy“ by Aerosmith, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen, “She drives me Crazy” by Fine Young Cannibals
“Crazy for You” by Madonna….
We become crazy for many reasons.
For me I would say that photography, fashion, portraits, art and music drive me crazy, through an incessant craving for perfection in capturing beauty.
This is the thematic notion encapsulated within this first publication. It is a continuation of the concept of what makes us crazy. Could this be a look? A particular style? Or perhaps a personality? Which ever combination of these occurs, the result is something that becomes emotive and creates a need, a love or even a desire.
In these photos I have immortalized the model´s soul.
⭐THE BRIDE ROOM⭐
⭐ PERUVIAN WOMEN ⭐
⭐ LONDON RAINING DAYS ⭐
A city full of textures, reflections, shadows, lights, people, streets, cars, buildings, rain and suddenly the sun ☀️. All this elements, converts this city in a very interesting landscape (build by the men) to appreciate through the camera.
⭐PORTRAITS ROCK GROUP⭐
“A place on the sun”
⭐PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN⭐
⭐EDITORIAL⭐Fashion London Magazine
MALE MODEL SCENE
Tom Kemp ⭐PORTRAITS⭐
VIDEO for makeup