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Photographer Javier Cuevas (Spain)
Tell us something about yourself
I love life: people, music, comics and novels, theatre, films, TV series, photography, drawings history...I need 48 h/day at least!!!
How and when did you get into photography?
Four Years ago I started to work on photography, taking references with models for my drawings. Then it became stronger inside me the love for photography itself.
What does photography mean to you?
Sometimes a lot of work to be done, sometimes the most beautiful feelings inside my heart.
It´s the perfect way to understand human life and natural life on earth as they are, the perfect way to become better than yesterday, to evolve as better persons understanding our place in the world.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I like natural shootings when I work with models. As fresh as they can be. At the same time I love to capture street real moments on life, so I would say that to capture life and beauty on this world is the most important thing to me.
Where do you get inspiration from?
Whatever: a face, an expression, the work of different models and photographers...
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
Normally it´s like that, but I like to create a free space for collaboration when I work with more people, so we can create something different and creative.
Studio, on location or both?
It depends about the proyect. I enjoy both of them, but I take location if I can choose.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
Hobbyist at this moment.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
Wow, it´difficult to answer that question. All of them are special for me. Maybe my first work published as a complete editorial, cover and interview included, with wonderful model St Merrique.
What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?
Great photographers as Cartier-Bresson, Harry Callaghan or Helmut Newton, for example, but there are a lot of fabulous artist that have a big influence on me.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Always worked with Nikon, so...No favourite lens.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Do your staff. Never stop. Love what you do.
What do you think of our new magazine?
It looks great, really! I think that it includes wonderful works and I am very happy to be sharing my work with such talented people.
Carmen Navarro Borges