Victor El Marco Rojo

Where are you from?

Spain

Before being a photographer, tell us what you wanted to be?

As a child I always wanted to be an archaeologist and an architect, then later a film cameraman

Tell me about the moment you decided to become a photographer?

Photography has always been one of my passions since my father left me his nikon fm2 on family trips. Later I started working as a television reporter until I left my job together with my partners to open our photography studio, El Marco Rojo.

What was the best advise you received when you started your photographer carrier?

Unfortunately, I never had a mentor who could give me advice when I started, everything was a failure and success. I wish I could have the opportunity that today many young people have to do wedding photography workshops with such good photographers but if you had to give a serious advice to be formed and learn from those who admire and work with passion, because without passion It is difficult to work in this job.

Can you define photography?

When coming from the world of journalism as a news reporter, I think it would be to get ahead of what is going to happen, to capture the moment but over the years I have developed other values such as composition and care of light. Light is something that obsesses me and is very influenced by the cinema, one of my great passions.

For you, what makes a good photographer?

I think that a good photographer as I said before has to be someone who loves this job, who does it with passion, is a hard trade, with many hours ahead with the camera and without it and often very poorly paid.

But if something has to have a good photographer is patience, a good photographer requires many years of learning and what is more important in search of his own style. The style, what characterizes a uben photographer can take you a lifetime to find.

For you, what makes a good photograph?

A good photograph has to tell a story by itself, then it must be well composed, it must be harmonious and if the light is correct, making it have a good quality, it will be perfect.

What is your biggest challenge today?

My big challenge right now is not to disappoint myself

Tell us about the day you felt most proud about your work?

I really do not remember one day when I was especially proud of my work. It usually happens to me that I am always judging my work, I am very strict with myself because I can not fool myself. But it makes me very happy when my clients say they are delighted with their photos.

Tell us about the relationship you have with other photographers? How important you feel that is.

We photographers are solitary beings that do not leave our cave, it is totally necessary to leave it and relate even if only to know that they have your same problems. I particularly enjoy the different events that there are in the world and I enjoy them while I can as an assistant or giving workshops.

Can you tell us an advise - photography or business tip - that somehow made your career evolve at any point?

Yeah sure. Never associate with another photographer, associate with someone who knows how to run a company, photographers are very bad business man.

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