Beach Moment, 2017 (Folded Greeting Card)
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Sitges - Barcelona, Spain
Ernest Fernández Garrido (Sabadell, Barcelona 1977). Someone told me about my work… “I love your photographs because looking at them is like going out for a city stroll… but without moving.” I consider myself as a self-taught photographer wishing to capture the street energy wherever I go.
I seek a certain self-consciousness in my pictures that recalls a memory, gives us a little knowing smile or simply captures the attention due to a framing element. There’s no prior preparation in any of my pictures. What’s more, some of them are taken while I go for a walk with my younger daughter… even sometimes, knowing me, she covertly points out to me where can I take a good street photograph.
I’ve been passionate about photography since I was a child. I enthusiastically remember the first camera I was given by my parents, a Polaroid Color that is still working nowadays. Later on, an analogue camera became a must in each of my teenager trips, catching memories in every city I was visiting.
Photography has always walked with me, also as a teacher. Over the fifteen years I’ve been working as a primary teacher, I’ve tried to awaken my pupil’s interest on photography, carrying out workshops, visiting expositions, leading them to read and understand pictures or images…
Nowadays my work is focussed on street photography, influenced by documental and social photography. I’m a member of the collective “PHOTOCHANGE PROJECT,” composed of photographers from different Spain locations.