Alfredo Ezquerra Sánchez (born 1977) is a photographer from Spain currently based in London. He studied photography at Central Saint Martins (London).
In another interview on this site he talks about simplicity and beauty in his images.
Alfredo Ezquerra is a London based photographer originally from Zaragoza, Spain.
Having moved to London 4 years ago, Alfredo’s work comprises of a beautiful, carefully selected collection of photographs that demonstrates perfect symmetry, powerful forms and interesting vision that has been exhibited across Europe and features in the collections of some of London’s most influential interior designers.
Alfredo’s vision for his work encompasses everything from large urban landscapes to iconic symbolism; from grand, bold geometry to the smallest unnoticed detail. However, above all, Alfredo’s intention is to capture the emotions of the viewer as though he has stepped into the image.
Interview with Alfredo Ezquerra Sánchez
Alfredo, why did you become a photographer?
Photography has always been a big passion in my life. I moved to London 4 years ago and the city gave me something that changed the way I see my life. This city gave me the possibility to live through my photography.
And what does photography mean to you?
It means almost everything in my life. I can see my life through my camera and I can explain things that I couldn’t explain in another way. It is my style of life, my senses can be expressed through something material.
What’s your favorite inspirational quote about photography?
“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.”
“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head.”
What kind of camera and equipment do you use?
I love Canon, don’t ask me why but I guess it is because I have always used it and it is so easy to handle. If I have to talk about lenses I have to say that I love about 50 mm. It gives me a fixed window to see my life. I can’t be lazy with this lens, you have to be constantly moving if you really want to find the perfect frame and picture.
What’s your favorite website about photography?
I don’t have any website that I can say it is my favourite but everyday I look at between 5 or 6 new websites for photographers. I’m always open to learning new techniques and different styles, this makes me open my mind.
What book about photography would you recommend?
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The man, the image and the World. Why? He was, in my opinion, one of the best photographers adn this book showcases work from various periods, including photographs as well as a selection of drawings, paintings and films. This book gave me many ideas and other way to look at the world.
Which advice would you give someone who wants to become a (professional) photographer?
Believe in yourself and follow your dreams. You have to work as hard as you can to achieve those dreams.
Which photographer has inspired you most?
Henri Cartier-Bresson In what way? Many people have told me that my style is quite similar to his. He has a special way to see photography and I think my photography has matched his work a few times.
How would you describe your photographic language and creative process?
In simplicity is beauty.
How do you plan and execute a project?
Hours and hours of walking in streets, looking for that thing which nobody else can see, catching a moment, a situation or a wonderful place