Monday, March 25, 2013

Interview with photographer Ruben Juan Montesinos

 What is it that attracts you the most of what you have around you?  

I just love the simple things that make special the life. The people that i love, skateboarding, music... typical.

               Tell us about your experience as  photographer what did it give you?

My experience as photographer is, i think, similar of the most of the photographers of the world. The photography is more than a work or hobbie. The photography is a passion. Like any other passion, you have to do this with love, taking care of the details. If a photographer don't capture with love or passion, their work becomes a collection of empty images. Images that don't say nothing. 

I don't know if my photographs say nothing to people. But i know that i make them with all the love and passion. Because, at the end, photography is the reflect of the photographer.

                 Three adjectives to describe yourself.

Worker, passional, positive

                A film, a book and a song. 

A film, I don't have any favourite. The last i saw, and i loved, is "Chasing Mavericks"
A book, The Lord of the Rings
A song, The Funeral-Band of Horses

             What camera do you use? Dou you use one lense?

In Digital, i use now Nikon d5100, because is a cheap camera, and have fullHD video. I use to use fixed focal lenses, like 50mm/28mm 1:1.8, and fisheye for skateboarding/live music shots. 

In Analog, i use a Oly OM-10 (compact and nice cuality of image) in 35mm, and a Yashica MAT-124 in 120mm.

             Tell about exhibition if you ‘ve had any.

I'm now working in the photos for my first personal exhibition. I had some collective exhibitions, but never a personal one. I hope it will be realized in June or July.

          Do you sell prits? How do you make it and where can someone buy?

I don't sell prints, but is something i want to do soon. Also, i'm in third grade of my studies of graphic design, and i have some works (editorial design, illustration) that i want to finish and sell. So, maybe soon i create a little online shop, or something like this.

          What was your most big success? 

 The nice words and the support of the people, this is my most big success... I appeared in some blogs, and also, various magazines. But nothing too big to call them "big success".

           Favourite photographer.

I don't have just one favourite photographer... i have various... Gregory Crewdson for her use of the light, Steve McCurry for her power in the portraits, Theo Gosselin for her spontaneity...

            Describe some of your projects

 Like i said before, i'm working in my first personal exhibition. For this, i'm working in a serie of photographs called "smoke on the water" (tribute for Deep Purple). This serie is all about skateboarding. What they have in common is the search of an underground atmosphere. For this, i use the smoke and the black and white. I'm collaborating with people of the world of the skateboarding here, in Valencia, searching the best spots.

            Your main concept.

Love. All the types of love. Love for a particular thing, by a person, by the music, by the skateboarding. So much love.

            Your plans.

 Keep shooting and working hard. "

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