When studying architecture, my passion began towards the technical discipline of photography. In 1996 I took an artistic analogue photography and film development course in Mexico City. In 1997 I made a travelling expedition through south America, I made good photographs of this journey. In 1997 I made a study photographing of the modern architecture and new buildings in the “Santa Fe” district in Mexico City. In the late 1990´s I combined my passions towards photography and water-coloring with a group of young friend travelers capturing special sceneries found during my journeys. We mainly travelled within Mexico. Soon I began to develop a portfolio. By this time, I decided to live in a house with other friends like housemates. This is the time when I also began to use the internet and the email. I used to send massive emails with poetry, digitalized-art, and scanned photography. In 1999 I participated in the collective exhibition we involved 25 Mexican young artists. By then, I was experimenting combining photography in black and white with acrylic coloring.
In the year 2002 I was working in an architecture and museography company “MuseoTec” in Mexico City and I gained knowledge in making compositions with the usage of the Photoshop software; which I still use and keep on developing skills in a self-thought way. In the year 2002 I made beautiful photographs of nature in the botanical garden in UNAM of Mexico City. In this year I visited San Francisco in the United States of North America and Mendoza, Argentina for the second time. In 2002 I migrated to Barcelona, Spain. I paid a photography developing business to transfer all my film photographs portfolio to digital images. In 2003 I was studying my doctorate on: “Energy and The Environment in Architecture;” In this year I began to make photographic studies of Gaudi´s architecture in Barcelona.
In 2004 I made a 2 travelling journeys though Switzerland and the Netherlands, aided by an architecture guide I made excellent photographs of Swizz ad Dutch architecture in color and black and white. In 2005 met a Catalonian young psychotherapist woman her name is Anna and we started a relationship. I travelled with Anna to Greece and made interesting photographs of Greek architecture and landscapes. In 2006 I had finished two thirds of my doctorate and I got inscribed in a student journey to visit the architecture of “Charles-Édouard Jeanneret” - “Le Corbusier” in France, I made beautiful photographs. At the end of this expedition when the bus was headed back to Barcelona I decided to stay in Ronchamp and visit Notre Dame du Haut for a second time. I decided I wanted to make an academic expedition investigating how rooftops are modified within different latitudes and climates in the European continent. I decided to travel from south to north of Europe through the west coast. After 10 months of travelling I settled in Sweden. I made a series of excellent photographs with the theme of roofs and latitudes in Europe. I stored all the photographs in the web in “Yahoo Photos.” Unfortunately, Yahoo Photos erased my archive one day without having the opportunity to back up this material. In 2006 I selected a series of photographs form my portfolio and I named it “Mexican People” and presented it to a photograph gallery in Visby Gotland.
My first period in Europe ended, and I was to return to Mexico City. In the day 17 of July of the year 2011, I met my wife, the Estonian linguist Anni Oja, and she became a strong influence in my life. I began to blog and created the “LiXcEr” “Libre Expresión Creativa” which literally means: “Creative Free expression.” https://liexcr.wordpress.com/ I wanted the “LiXcEr” to be my business project and I wanted to incorporate my best students into the project. In November of 2011 I was recently married and we moved to the magical town of Malinalco in the State of Mexico I had a very creative year – artistically taking photographs. This is the time when the “Facebook” groups became popular I decided to create some “Facebook-groups” myself, I created: “Malinalco Fotografías.”
I crated “Malinalco Fotografías” the 24th of December of 2011 with the intention to create a “permanent image bank” of Malinalco where participants that were invited to the group and others who wanted to become members could participate creating a modern and everyday exhibition. My idea was to develop an architectonic project of a photographic gallery and build it in Malinalco. The photographs of the Facebook group would be exhibited in the photography gallery. Today the group has: 1,491 Members; 1,006 posts; 67 authors; 139 commenters & 275 reactors. Afterwards the project of the group photography’s in different places became more complex. Today I administrate 32 groups in the Facebook from nearly all the places where I have lived and travelled to.
In the year 2012 Anni and I decided we wanted to have a baby and that it would be better to move to Estonia where there was a more stable economic and social system, being Estonia part of the European Union. So we did, we first lived in the university-city of Tartu. I started to reinterpret images of Tartu´s everyday life and culture to photographs and then digital images and applying the Estonian flag typical colors to the images. In the year 2013 our daughter Emma was born and I was very touched by her birth. I began a photograph series of my daughter her albums are published in my Facebook account. There are now 15 albums with approximately 169 digital portrait photographs per album with the theme of our daughter. Later, I also began a blog for Emma: https://emmamesilane.wordpress.com/
In 2013 We had winter vacations in Rhodes Greece, I have always enjoyed the sea and the ocean. We stayed in Rhodes for 6 months. My artistic expression was influenced by Rhodesian climate, culture and landscapes. I made interesting photographs of Rhodes architecture, culture and landscapes.
In May of the year 2014 we decided to move to Haapsalu, the west coast of Estonia, where Emma could have a better environment to grow up. In 2014 I started teaching in “Haapsalu College” I thought the subjects of: Composition, Drawing 1, Portfolio and Presentation Techniques. I had to investigate in these subjects to make my class presentations and became a better artist and photographer while doing so.
In the beginning of 2015 we had winter vacations in Mexico. I kept on making photographs and posting them in my groups. In April of 2015 I began using Instagram and I have dedicated my account to my daughter’s portraits and short videos. https://www.instagram.com/calero_vizcaino/