I am Fernando Santa Cruz (Thotse), I have dedicated much of my life to develop various creative activities, not only in the field of graphic art, but also designing mechanical aparatus. It has always been my passion to capture images with a camera, so I was developing my technique and style in self-taught way for many years. My knowledge of engineering was so usefull to understand the optic and the mechanic and electrónic of the camera.
My vision as a photographer and especially as an artist, is to develop concepts, symbolic universes; new shapes, contrasts, color matices, expressions and to communicate a message to create in the audience a reflection, a new way to see the world, give an insight. Because when you change the way to see the world, the world that you see, changes.
The photography is my passion and my major artistic activity and I develop it mainly between Cusco and Lima, Perú. Perhaps, I have interest in other spaces in the world where I find new motivations.
My photographic style, currently comprehences open air photography with natural light or ambiental light rfeforced sometimes with a flash. I prefer the natural light even in portraits taken in studio.
My principal skill is to capture spontanously the physical and emotional dynamics of faces and bodies and use my talent to establish in an easy way an empathy with the models. The expressions and feelings of faces and bodies are my inspiration.
My interest currently focus in the photojournalism and fashion, blending both in some way. The dynamic of the society the evolution and multiple expresion of the human being in the streets and spaces capture my atention. Also the fashion as a cultural expression in the streets.