MAXIMO DEL CASTILLO - INTERVIEW

Par Laetitia Allal,

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Mirror Mirror ©Maximo Del Castillo

Who are you Maximo Del Castillo? Tell us a little about you ? What is your background ? When, how and why did you decide to become a photographer... ?
I studied advertising and I work as an art director... I think i became a photographer during my first photography class... Them i started bringing my camera everywhere... And started to produce gigas...

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Absolut Blank ©Maximo Del Castillo

Are you inspired by contemporary photographers?
Indeed, one of the first photographers that I meet and loved, was NaN Goldin. I remember that she said, "I became a photgrapher because I wanted to document reality, my reality, not the one is on tv". That became my motto... I am very fond of Martin Parr as well and his cynicism, and fan of Cobra Snake and his lovely close up.

Which are your favorite subjects?
I guess my friends and the people around me.

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How and where do you find your inspiration?
My inspiration came with the day to day, hanging with my cam in hands and paying attention to details. Sometimes, I visit one or two times the same place till I know the people there, and then I start
shooting.

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Retratos ©Maximo Del Castillo

How do you usually like to shoot (digital…)?
I use booth... there is some feeling and magic that digital still can't give you. I have a few cameras one of them is half format I think is the one I live the most... but I have to buy film in other countries here is very rare to find.

And what is your creative process?
I guess observation, getting close to the subject and then shoot.

What's your dream project?
I always wanted to travel and document the sky in different countries...

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What's next for you?
I want to have and individual and print in big scale.

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