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HERMANO LOBO

 

Hermano Lobo’s work is not ordinary, he himself makes sure it is not.

His photos take you to a strange new dimension.

Far from wanting to describe what he sees, he focuses on what he feels and what he wants to convey to the viewer.

Q Let’s start at the beginning: How did you get into photography?

A My first contact with photography was many years ago with a Yashica GF that belonged to my father. With it I took photos of my surroundings as memories that I barely keep. Then years passed until I began to be interested in great authors. That’s where my love for photography began.

Your style is very peculiar. The aesthetics of your photos are very striking. What do you want or would like to convey with your images?

When I take my photos I generally don’t think about any subject. I don’t have a preconceived idea, I simply let myself be carried away by sensations. In this way I try to express moments of my life that catch my attention and the way I see them.

What makes you pull the trigger to capture an image?

A Well, as I told you, a sensation, an intuition, an impulse. Many times I shoot without thinking, even without looking through the viewfinder, I simply place the camera in front and shoot intuitively. Logically, many photos are lost in this way. But sometimes magic happens and what you were looking for simply appears. Obviously I care little how focused or sharp it may be, what interests me is that it transmits.

Do you usually spend a lot of time taking each photo?

A You see, not, although it is true that sometimes I stay somewhere for a while until I think I have what I’m looking for.

Which photographers have been your reference when you started and which ones are or still are today?

When I started I was interested in the great classics. HCB, A. Adams, E. Erwitt, Brassai, Salgado, Capa etc… Today these photographers continue to interest me, but as I have gone deeper I have changed my models to D. Arbus, W. Klein, Cristina G. Rodero, Lee Friedlander, Kudelka, Larraín, Moriyama, M. Fukase, Saúl Leiter, Vari Caramés, J. M. Navia etc. There are many that I like and I would like to take a lesson from each one and be able to reflect it in my images, so that my tastes and the sources from which I drink can be intuited.

Q I know you like to constantly change cameras. What is your relationship with the instrument you use to take images?

A Ha ha ha, the relationship is usually good, but not for life, depending on the type of photo I use a different tool. As of today, I don’t know a camera that can be used for everything I do, but that is something very personal.

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