Interview with Black and White photographer Brandán Gómez

Interview with Black and White photographer Brandán Gómez


1. How and when did you become interested in photography?

Since I can remember my father used to take pictures and develop them in a small laboratory at home. I understood the relation between sensitivity – depth of field – diaphragm at a very early age. I think that in my twenties is when I understood the concept of essay and became interested in authors and artists.

2. Is there any artist/photographer who inspired your art?

There are many from where I learn from, here there are some of the most important: Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Trent Parke, Ansel Adams, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebbs, Paul Graham, Alberto García Alix, David Jimenez, Tono Arias…

3. Why do you work in black and white rather than color?

I come from advertising, and I am used to work with restrictions, also in black and white you have less elements to worry about, I mean you have an infinite spectrum from white to black, but in color you have from red to green, from yellow to blue, exposure, hue, …

4. How much preparation do you put into taking a photograph/series of photographs?

The first thing I do is to find a story or a concept that is rich enough and is touching to me. Then I investigate about it and afterwards I start drawing very rough sketches of images that come to my mind. I do the preproduction and then I go shooting, in that moment some other ideas arise and I try to capture them in the same moment.

5. Where is your photography going? What projects would you like to accomplish?

In a technical way, it is going to be less multitechnique, and is going to be focused in straight pictures, I mean light, subject and exposure, no postproduction, just a man and his camera.

In a conceptual way it is going to be more focused, less obscure, I will try to tell less unconnected stories in the same essay, this is the initial idea, I am not sure if it will come this way.

Nowadays I am working in a sacred mountain that is near my home.

Website: www.brandangomez.com

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