/ 2020 / Fine Art / Other

Visit to Murcia

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Other, Silver in Special/Special Effects
  • Photographer
    Mariano Belmar Torrecilla

I had to return to my hometown for bureaucratic issues.
While walking through its streets I felt it was the same city as my childhood but at the same time it was totally different. A city full of shadows in transit.
This is the result of that experience.
To simulate the dream environment in which you wandered, use ancient objects with a very characteristic blur. Most have been obtained with several shots combined in PS and wings that have been added people obtained in independent photographs

I was born in Murcia (Spain) in 1949 and most of my life I have spent in that city where I currently reside.
From a very young age, I was very attracted to painting as a means of expression (I remember spending hours as a child smudging pages). But life took me in other ways.
After a couple of attempts to return to the painting I found in the photograph, a very appropriate means of expression.
My first camera I acquired over 25 years old and I photograph everything that I find in my path. The circumstances make me leave this activity and it is much later, coinciding with the arrival of the digital era when I return to the image
Photography is, for me, a fun to which I dedicate too many hours. Actually, I am a painter who does not know how to draw and who finds in the camera an excellent substitute for brushes.
I am very interested in the composition, but even more in the light and how to model with it.
I have no preferences in the type of work (landscape, urban, portrait, b & w or color). My career extends from the landscape to urban urban photography and from here to "fantastic realism". I do not have official studies in this field and almost everything I have learned from working on the computer.
Self-taught my influences always range from the school of obscurantism to the impressionists and the black cinema.
My current activity focuses mainly on the search for an increasingly refined form of expression and according to what I want to express