Alvaro Fuentes is a photographer and designer with more than six years of experience. During those years he has worked with many clients in Colombia. Some of those clients are Warner Music Colombia, Mad Gastronómico, and Farmalogica. He has a bachelor degree in Design with the emphasis on product development and visualization. He has moved to Melbourne 5 months ago to pursue a further development of his career a photographer and also to continue with his academic formation by doing a master of Marketing. He has a strong emphasis in product photography, Food photography and events and candid photography.
Alvaro love's two main things from photography, the first one is the ability to communicate different kind of feelings and sensations through a photo. He believes that no matter what kind of photo is each one he takes comes with a feeling inside that carry on a special moment or a story. The second one is, that every photo it also represents a new challenge, it doesn't matter if is a new dish to photograph or a wedding near the sea o a pharmaceutical product. He considers every product and situation as a unique one, that needs to be understood and to learn from, to in that way provide an excellent result as he always does.
Alvaro definitely considers food photography and events photography are the kind of shots he enjoys most. The first one, because food provides a lot of elements to play with. From the cutlery, passing trough the glass, dishes, textures and the same food, allows creating always a unique atmosphere and situation to photograph. In regards to events, Alvaro loves the big amount of emotions that this situation brings on, can be an engagement, a wedding or maybe a concert, he always loves freeze those moments in his pictures to preserve that energy for longer periods.
Alvaro considers every place is a good one and unique one to perform his job. The city, for example, it brings all the mood to create very stylish pictures with a lot of elements that can add a very dynamic ambiance to the photos. However, other places such as beaches, bushes, deserts also come with their inner mood that creates certain atmospheres that add more 'drama and feelings' to the images. In regards to product and food photography, most of the time the place (restaurant - kitchen) always provide that unique scenario, filled with the magic and elements of the place. On the other hand, events and concerts are always held in different areas wich result in a mixture of elements that make the moment unique and special to photograph for.
Alvaro still kept his first camera as a reminder of how he started and how many adventures he and his old camera had for years before he began to become a professional in his area.