I was born in 1983, in a small mining town in Northern Spain. I started taking pictures of my surroundings fascinated by the exuberant landscapes of my homeland and their complex coexistence with the human imprint of the coal industry; core of the community where I grew up.
In 2001 I moved to Madrid to study journalism at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid where I quickly realized that the still image would be my preferred means of expression. I combined my degree with a Professional Certificate in Photography, studies that would open for me, as press photographer, the doors of agencies like Europa Press or SevenPixNews. Later on I moved to London in 2009, where my approach to photography changed towards a documentary style that I would develop further during my MA course on Photojournalism and Documentary photography at the University of Westminster. While working as PR and picture editor at the arts publication Rooms Magazine, I materialised that shift in projects like Grow Heathrow, about a community of ecologists fighting the expansion of biggest London’s airport; Safe sex, where I attempt to give a different insight into a sex worker’s daily life, or On the move, a piece on the squatters movement. This projects where previous to Black. Asturias: A future in ruins, where I would start to explore concepts such as memory, identity, territory and culture, now essential in my photographic practise.
My work has been exhibited in the UK (Moving, Still, Ambika P3 Gallery), Sweden (Malmö Fotobiennal 2015) and Spain (Pa-ta-ta Festival) where I am now based and work as a freelance photographer and photography teacher. My portfolio has been featured in publications like Source Magazine and Crónica21 and also included in the permanent collection of LAboral Museum of Art.