CAMILA FALQUEZ, A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER, STARTED WORKING WHEN SHE ARRIVED IN NEW YORK (SHE IS BORN IN BARCELONA. IN HER CURRICULUM THERE ARE TOP CLIENTS SUCH AS L'OFFICIEL MEXICO, HERMÉS, HARPERS BAZAAR AND H&M.
How would you describe yourself to those who don’t know you?
It’s very hard to describe oneself, the perception I have of myself might be very different to what others might define of me. So I will let the rest of this interview define how I am.
What is the first word that comes to your mind when you’re thinking about “photography”?
Lines and geometry.
Have you always been dreaming of becoming a photographer?
Not really, I actually grew up I dreaming of being a dancer. I feel I became excited with the idea of being a photographer later in life, as the possibility of making a living from my photography became closer and closer. I still dream of exploring so much more with my photography.
You’ve been a dancer: did you receive from this art some influences on your work?
I certainly did. I think the way I perceive bodies, lines and movement is directly influenced by my education in dance.
What is beauty for you?
Beauty is truth.
How important is fashion in your personal and professional growth?
Fashion became a key element to evolve in photography. I am very thankful to the fashion industry, It has given me huge creative opportunities and I am constantly inspired by all the amazing artists that work in fashion. Fashion is a fantastic creative space, very free and open to exploration.
What is for you the body language?
Everything. We are constantly communicating emotions through our bodies, and I feel understanding that language allows me to be more empathic with the people I shoot and work with.
If I could live the artistic life of another photographer, what would it be and why?
I would love to have had the chance to at least be side by side with either Malik Sibide or Henri Cartier-Bresson. Their pictures affect me so much, that I wish I had been next to them while they were shooting them. I wish I could have seen how they interacted with their subjects, how they moved as they shot those perfectly framed pictures or how they convinced people to get access to all the intimate places they shot at.
In your works you use pastel tones: is there a particular motivation?
I am very driven by color pallets. I am instinctively moved by certain colors more than by others, it’s something I really don’t even think about. My eyes make that choice for me.
How and where do you see yourself in the future?
I hope shooting and creating beautiful projects with other creative minds, that’s all I want.
Photos courtesy of the artist