Fede Ruiz Santesteban began his training in photography in the late nineties. By 2004, he was forced to abandon his work with traditional analogical processes: his country's economic crisis, and the high operating costs of analogue photography in the region, made it impossible for him to continue to enjoy laboratory alchemy. In 2010 he began exploring alternative paths, both in photography and architecture, focusing on sustainable, accessible and low-cost processes. In the case of photography, the searches had the desire to recover the fantastic act of materializing images by their own means. These roads led him to experiment with natural photosensitive substances, many of them extracted from his house, neighborhood and environment that he inhabited since his childhood.