I WAS DATING A GUY FOR LIKE NOTHING. I THINK IT WAS JUST A MONTH, BUT THEN HE BROKE UP WITH ME AND FOR SOME REASON I FELT REALLY BAD, SO I STARTED MAKING COLLAGES WITH MY PHOTOGRAPHS, TO EXPRESS WHAT I WAS FEELING AND JUST POSTED THEM ON INSTAGRAM.
A week later, I started to talk with a totally random girl on Instagram and she told me that there was this friend that had a brand where they collaborate with artists making prints for clothes, and that my collages could really fit into their brand. It might sound kind of cliché, but these designs really came from what I was feeling at that time, and I also referenced some of my influences at this moment. I sat on my desk, and started writing ideas; concepts, feelings and all these designs really came up easily. I had them all pictured in my mind. In general that's how I create, collages or photographs, I might be seated on the metro, or taking a shower and they come to me in those unexpected moments.
I've actually been making collages since I was 14 years old. I remember being a kid and stopping through the newsstands to see all the magazines. There was something about the colors, compositions, shapes that really intrigued me. One day I decided to learn how to use Photoshop by myself and started making collages.
Art is the transformation of a certain feeling, idea or anything that human being can have inside, turned and placed on the outside.
I'm 22 years old, and I was born in Uruguay but now I'm based in Barcelona, Spain. I studied photography only for 2 months, and I didn't like the way photography was taught so I quit. I was hungry to learn all the technical aspects of photography and my teacher was more orientated in the artistic side of photography. Then with time, I realized that I made a mistake. All the technical aspects started to come in second place for me, and I started to focus on what I was making and saying with my photographs, so even to these days, I still have to learn a lot of technical stuff.
Back in Uruguay I did everything I wanted to do, I worked with all the magazines, brands, I met all the people that I wanted to meet, and I worked with all the people that I wanted to work with. Then it felt like, “ok, whats next?” - so here I am.
I started getting interested in photography when I was finishing High School, but I didn't know I wanted to be a Fashion Photographer. While I was practising and studying, there was always a "social" element in my photographs. I remember that my teacher used to send us to shoot at the park, and while my classmates were shooting birds and nature I was always shooting people walking, faces, expressions, movements.
I grew up in a VERY small town, and in a very small country and I never thought of the idea of being a "Fashion Photographer", until I met the work of Mario Testino, Annie Leibovitz, Mert & Marcus, those were my heroes when I started and I was fascinated with their work.
My style has been changing and transforming since I started. Even to these days I don't think I have a solid, defined style. I find photography such a rich way of making art that I'm still exploring different things. My work really tells who I am at the moment and I think that my photographs have grown a lot in terms of style, and it's because I grew up a lot as an individual.
I'm very instinctive with my work, so sometimes I need to go to the studio and shoot a certain idea, or a certain style to see how it feels, and to see if it represents me. I still feel that I'm on the early stages of me being a photographer. When I started I was really worried about what people would think about my work, I wanted everyone to like it and for some time I did what I was "supposed to do", I wanted to shoot for a certain brand so I copied their campaigns, I wanted to work for a certain magazine so I copied their editorials. We live in an era were acceptance is such an important concept, and everyone is looking for it, mainly through social media. Then a good friend of mine told me that FREEDOM is the best thing I could experience while working, so I started doing what I felt, without caring about people's opinion; I'm obviously worried about what people think about my work, and I think that every artist is worried about that, but I'd rather be hated or loved for making something that represents myself and my essence, than for trying to make something that I think certain people would like.