Born in Caracas and with spanish background, at an early age I was exposed to photography thanks to my dad. The curiosity of knowing how his 6x6 camera worked piqued my interest. That strange box with a hatch on top that let me see the world square and inverted mesmerized me. Then, seeing how it magically froze the reflection of life on a negative after opening a little hole for a short while, captivated me.
With that immense curiosity that characterizes me, added to the innocence of my childhood, while visiting my good old Spanish grandfatherâs house I found he had a beret, a magnifying glass and a smoking pipe, thus thought I had found unequivocal proof that he was a modern Sherlock Holmes. That filled my childhood with fantastic tales told by him, plays and joy. Later I was given a magnifier and a microfilm camera that also brought me much joy and (bad) photos.
What started as a game became passion when I bought my first film SLR camera in 2000. I started to pursue beauty empirically while seeing life through a hole, landscapes, animals, family. Then, when developing pictures became an unnecessary complication, I acquired a DSLR to shoot my best friendâs wedding. There my passion met what became my craft years after, after lots of books, workshops, courses and images. I've taken more than thirty courses âand countingâ with many artists, semiologists, philosophers, curators, and with some of the best wedding photographers of Venezuela and the world.