Hi Juan! Tell us about yourself in two sentences - who are you?
I'm an architect and amateur photographer living in Madrid, Spain. When I was a kid, my uncle gave me his old Kodak Retinette, and although after a few years I stopped using it, there has always been a part of me interested in photography. Architecture brought me back to photography, and now has become a passion in my life and a perfect complement to my profession.
QWhat's the weirdest situation you've found yourself in while taking a photograph?
AI was trying to take a picture of my family with the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen. There were a lot of people doing the same, then a guy came to take a selfie and thought it would be a good idea to stand in front of everyone who was there and ruin our family pics. He got into the water and started to climb the statue. I guess everyone thought the same thing: “Hope he falls”. I suppose it was karma, he slipped, fell into the water and lost his smartphone at sea. Then everyone started clapping.
QWhat do you shoot on? What's your favourite set up?
AI use Nikon D750 and D3200, lens: Nikon 24-120 and Tokina 11-17, neutral density filters and tripod.
QWhat's your number one tip for an aspiring photographer?
APassion and work, always together. As a travel photographer don't fear photographing a landmark that has been photographed a thousand times before, look for a new point of view, a new composition, a different light. And finally, don't forget to always carry a camera with you.