Angel’s advertising work seems to have strong lifestyle feel to it. It was this work that caught my eye in the first place, couple that with some amazing fashion shots and I just had to find out a little more about him.
Please note you may not want to view this interview at work due to an artistic nude photo which is one of Angels favourites. Just giving you the heads up.
Tell us a little about yourself?
I am Angel Vargas, graphic designer and photographer, I just feel passionate about photography and work harder everyday to get better.I live in the beautiful north of Spain and enjoy movies, listening to music and reading everything that has to do with photography
What made you get into photography?
When I was younger I enjoyed Charcoal Drawing and as I was always curious about artistic expression, I though I could give photography a try.
How did you get started?
After doing some Arty tryouts with a friend of mine who also focus her work on Art, another friend of mine with an Ecologic Clothing Brand proyect, contacted me to participate on a promotional shooting, were I could express my fashion ideas…. It was a new experience for me and I was very happy with the final results and we worked together again for the next collection
What sort of photography do you mainly do?
I do Art (nude portraits and fine art body) and Fashion Photography
What gear are you using?
I started with an Olympus E510 for my first works, then I jumped to a 7D from Canon, and Im really happy with it too, I also have some soft-boxes and umbrellas for studio lighting
Whats your favourite lens and why?
I think I enjoy the most with my 50mm 1.8, ’cause it works perfect for the kind of photography Im working on
How are you marketing yourself?
Internet and social networks I think.
I’ve got a website (which I have to update soon) with samples of my work and contact details, a Flickr and DeviantArt account where I try show current works, and Im getting used to Facebook and twitter, hope to get the best of it soon
Whats your favourite photo you have taken?
This is a tough one, I just love them all
I will go with a special one because it was the first Fashion Shoot I did for a friend of mine years ago (with my E510), the one for the Eco-Clothing Brand
I talked before for portrait I just love this one, from my recent works
And if this web is ok with Fine Art, I’d like to show you one of my favorites from a fantastic shoot
Advice for new photographers looking to go pro?
All good advices already been given, maybe one thing I always do (doesn’t work for all kind of photography), be critic with yourself, give time to a picture, come back and if it feels ok, go away and come back later, if its still ok then go with it .