TITLE : CALLEGRAFÍAS
PHOTOBOOK
AUTHOR : ANTONIO E. OJEDA

 

Antonio E. Ojeda has just published his first book with Editorial Samarcanda.
HERE is the link to buy it.
Antonio is undoubtedly a reference photographer for many followers of street photography. 

Of course, many have been inspired by his photos when making their own. 

Light, shadows, silhouettes and composition are the distinctive elements of his work.

 

Q Hello Antonio, it is a great pleasure to talk with you about your work that has accompanied many of us for several years.

-Let’s start at the beginning, how did you get into photography?

A Because of cinema, it was cinema that sparked my interest in photography.

When I watched a movie, what I saw were photos, a sequence of photos, and later when I saw photos, what I saw were the possible stories that could emerge from them.

You have a very marked personal style, your photos are recognizable among thousands.

However, you use resources such as silhouettes, shadows, geometries and color palettes that many other photographers try to imitate. What makes your photos so distinctive?

I think that composition and perspective are the key.

All that you mention does not work by itself if there is no composition and perspective.

What are you looking for when you take a photo? In other words: When do you think a photo is good?

When seeing it manages to catch you.

iIt makes you stop for a moment to contemplate it.

It surprises you in some way.

But then it also tells you a story or makes the viewer imagine something else.

In a photo the first impact is always visual, the second has to be narrative.

Obviously not always, rather very rarely all this is achieved in one photo.

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

A That depends, but patience is one of the keys in street photography.

There are times when you get the photo quickly and other times when you have to wait longer to get it.

I couldn’t say the maximum time I’ve been waiting, but I’m sure I’ve been waiting around 20 or 30 minutes in many cases.

 

You have just published your first and long-awaited photographic book, tell us something about the process, how has it been?

It was a bit unexpected because although I had the idea of publishing a book for a long time, I couldn’t decide, but a publisher contacted me and that was the definitive push. The process of the book itself has been long, longer than I expected, and at the beginning I had many doubts about how to approach it, but little by little I found the narrative thread. Regardless of the final result, the satisfaction is that I have been able to do everything, from the final selection of the photos that appear to their distribution.

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