Featured Photographer: Pelayo Arbués

Today’s featured photographer is  Pelayo Arbués, a film photographer from Spain. Shooting mainly candid portraits and  street photography, Pelayo’s shots are full of vibrant colour and snatched moments of human life. A real joy to witness!

How old are you?

31

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Where are you from?

León (Spain)

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What do you shoot with?

Nikon FM3 with 50 mm lens and Contax T2

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How long have you been taking photographs?

Since 2001

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What inspires you the most?

Everyday life and my girl Violeta

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What’s your favourite thing to take photos of?

People doing weird stuff in the streets

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If you couldn’t take photos, what would you do instead?

Write stories

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What are you plans for the future?

Traveling more

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What is it that you enjoy about photography?

I love to save memories and also the constant pursuit of beauty on everything in front of us

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What motivates you?

I am trying hard to create a coherent body of work but also being a witness of human behavior pushes me to take pictures of people living their lives

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Who are your favourite photographers?

Ramón Masats, Garry Winogrand, Justin Vogel

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What tips would you give to beginners?

Shoot a lot, shoot different formats and topics, shoot for fun and shoot with a project in mind. Shoot more and don’t waste your time editing!

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Thanks for sharing your photos, Pelayo! If you’d like to see more of his work you can find him at this places:  Tumblr,  Twitter,  Flickr &  Instagram.

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