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Editorial photography – I regret

Editorial photography – I regret

[wptab name=’English’]-. Editorial Photography Dear students, If you think that the editorial photography life is so romantic and cool.. please see the pics in the gallery! During a couple of years , while working on my own agency, we got a client of those that gives you work every single day. That was a Sport newspaper! Sports newspaper don’t really stand out for good quality in… nothing. As yesterday I posted how to do magic in bad light and environment conditions to get a nice quality shot. I’ll show you here my side B. All those pictures that I had no more option than shooting at request of the journalist «in charge». I won’t really blame journalists for such stupid requests, some of them are friends, nice people and just want to keep their jobs. Sometimes they have just kind of a visual culture embed on their reporter brains that leads them to match the standards of Sports newspapers. Those standards are not really ruled by a person, instead they seem ruled by a deity that is a mix of the collective of football fans culture, the short term lasting time of stories and decisions made under the feeling of an underpaid job… it’s like the whole universe conspire against sport photography. But… why?!?! Sports Illustrated is a galaxy away from this deity! The usual answer is that they are NOT Sports Illustrated… Of course media departments are not really collaborative but… do we always have to shoot a football player in casual clothes… with a ball?!!? Everybody knows he’s a football player! The usual answers are like… «no…...
Portrait Photography – The day I met Maria de Villota

Portrait Photography – The day I met Maria de Villota

[wptab name=’English’]-. Portrait photography I’ll always remember the day I met María de Villota. My friend and colleague Susana Vera from Reuters passed me an assignment for a Mag she culdn’t do although she drived me finally on her car to Jarama race track. There was that blonde girl under 30’s. At first sight she looked like a pretty girl with her doll house, but instead of having a house she had a box and instead of a doll she had a Formula 3000 car. I don not pretend to underestimate her, but unveiling my own prejudice and of many, who’d thought by that time that a woman could reach the dream of Formula1? The answer was on her look, she believed on it with deep determination and reflected it. Despite her friendly manners, strange behavior in an Elite athlete, María showed no sign of gender weakness when talking about her desire to reach the top. What most called my attention was that next time we met she saluted me with special affection, remembering our precious meeting. I’ve always thought that when you photograph somebody, there’s an intimate moment between two people. Both give something away, the photographer gives care through the camera and the subject gives back trust with its attitude, I’d dare to say that the phootgrapher/subject relationship is closer than the journalist/interviewed, because despite being shorter, the subject strips in front of the photographer, lets him see its inner self, with no words. Many times I keep some special affection to some people I’ve photographed, even if I never meet them again. Most of it if...