I was born in Cali, Colombia, and moved to New York as a teenager. My earliest passions were centered on filmmaking, but after 30 years as a cinematographer and commercial director, I found myself being strongly drawn to the art of still photography.
I have been trying to tell stories for most of my life. Filmmaking was the medium that allowed me to do that, first as a cinematographer behind the camera in many films and documentaries, and then as a director in the world of advertising, where stories needed to be told and understood in concise blocks of time. The compromise with advertising is that you lose touch with telling your own stories. So four years ago I made a blind leap into the unknown, from moving images and into still photography.
My work has been featured on National Geographic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek, Science Magazine, Art Magazin, @newyorkerphoto, L’œil de la Photographie, The Ground Truth Project, among others.