Adrián Faraldo


Entrevista de MYWED a Adrián Faraldo

If you could go back in time, what would you do differently?

I’d change a lot of things but you learn a lot from mistakes. Surely many of them took me to where I am although I am still young to review them.

What motivates you to continue taking pictures?

I like to see situations differently from the rest, from another perspective. Taking photos helps me do this; I train the eye and the perception of what is happening around me.

Do you think your parents should have been more or less strict?

Not at all!! I have enviable parents, they were never strictly negative. They instilled exceptional values ​​and educated me very well. The truth is that they are perfect.

Are you photogenic?

Of course!! In fact, and it is wrong to say it, I pose very well. My father always uses me as a model for testing and that gives me some experience.

How did you get to wed photography sector?

I did not get to the photography sector in fact he came to me. My father has been doing it since I was born. As a child I always studied in the store and between subject and subject I used to go and see what they were doing, I used to slip into the darkroom. When they were revealing, I saw how the photos were “retouched” with paintbrush and paintings … I am a lucky to know analogic photography!

In your opinion, which are the most important elements in a good photograph?

Moment, composition and normativity, obviously with a good light.

Do you like travelling?

A lot!! I have seen almost all of Spain and some countries abroad. I need to change continent and see other cultures much more different. For now I can not afford it but time to time.

What do you like most about your profession?

-The satisfaction face of a happy customer. The best thing that can happen to you is that people value your work.

What will be the future of wedding photography?

Community communions. Here

The future … a little difficult. Reinvent yourself always, never stagnate and adapt to progress without contemplation.

What is special about the wedding photography?

The moment. It is the most special day for someone and to be able to enjoy the implying you as we do is very beautiful.

How do you handle criticism?

As humble as possible. The truth is that I receive them very well; they are very necessary to learn and improve.

Is there a trend in wedding photography?

-Yeah right! As in everything, there are always fashions. They are usually more obvious in retouching.

What should be the criterion of brides and grooms when it comes to choosing the wedding photographer?

At first the impact that photos cause to them. When they know the photographer depends a lot on the feeling they have; because to make such special and intimate photos requires a good understanding between both.

What is not allowed in any way when taking a picture?

When someone outside the wedding gets on the scene.

What aspects can the wedding photographer capture that non-expert people can not normally see?

The exact moment from the best perspective. Integrating well the actions and the subjects involved is very important and makes the difference. We are there to tell a story, and we have to try to tell it as much as possible within a single image.

What influences the value of a photograph? What are its elements?

But that question was not before? Ha ha ha

In your opinion, what person could be a symbol of the 21st century?

When there is someone who takes us out of the control of the multinationals, I will tell you a name, for now no one.

Who would you like to photograph?

Asian culture, I really want to go there.

Do you have professional taboos?

I haven´t got any.

Do you think you reproduce the soul of the person you photograph?

I am endeavouring. But there is everything … more transparent people than others.

With whom would you like to be photographed?

I’m not a person with idols, but having a meal with Steve Jobs would not have been bad.

What are you worried about and why?

Uff !! A lot of things. The trouble with worrying too much is that it is bad for the mind.

What has been the most shocking moment in your life?

I’m young to have had any …

If you were an animation, literary or film character, who would you like to be and why?

Batman, of course !! Rich, handsome and strong.

Who inspires you in your life and why?

I always try to inspire myself in the people around me. Everyone has something good that in the future can be worth something.

How would you define success? How do you measure it?

In day to day. Be well with yourself and with those who accompany you.

What do you prefer, like or feel respected?

Both! Everything that makes you feel good … is welcome!

What is the biggest mistake you have made in your work?

I think not one yet.

When you travel, what do you take with you and why?

Good company and my camera. I like to photograph people with the environment, both are indispensable.

Do you regret any of the gadgets you bought? Why?

No, I do not use everything like I thought, but I do not regret having them.

How are you trained to take the best pictures?

Looking at many photos from different backgrounds. Also being the one that retouches most of the work of Emovere I analyse everything to the detail, is a great advantage.

Who owns the work that has influenced you the most as a wedding photographer?

Pepe Faraldo basically. He he But that is the base (a very good base) now there are plenty of good people to look at.

What is the only thing you wish you had known when you started taking pictures?

To not be ashamed

What do you want to say with your photographs?

Everything!

What do you think of life on other planets?

Knowing how big is the Universe there will be something out there !!

Who are your heroes?

Whom do not you respect?

All that bad people that steal us all and continuous unpunished…

What do you do in your free time?

I do not have much, really. I am very homey and I like to enjoy with friends and my girlfriend.

Which is your unknown side that people never want to see?

Sometimes I need to be a bit lonely.

Are you completely satisfied with your work?

No, there’s always something to improve.

Do you believe in the traditional roles of men and women?

No, everyone has to be free to do whatever he wants. The best condition is to be happy

Do you make friends easily?

Enough, yes. It seems to me that it is good for me to listen and people quickly trust me to tell me anything.

Where would you like to live?

On the mountain surrounded by nature.

What is the senseless thing you have agreed to do?

A striptease in public. He he

Is there life after marriage?

No idea, I have not tried it yet

Do you have a favourite joke? Tell us about it

Do you like dogs or cats?

Both, but I prefer cats

Who or what do you hate?

Hate hate … nothing or anyone but those who deserve my respect are close to me.

Do you only take wedding pictures?

No, also of trips, concerts, something with models and family reunions.

The best of your life is:

The people I share with it

The most annoying thing of your life is:

Not having anything to bother me about

Is there something around you that you would like to change?

Some aspects of society but we will not get into details

What would you like to change about yourself?

To be more active in some aspects of my life.

What would you like to change about the world?

Everything typical that you would say in this question.

Could you offer some tips to wedding photographers that are starting?

Take it with pleasure and not with obligation.

If the aliens came to Earth and you were the only person they met, what would you tell them?

Say… Cheeeese!!

If you were called as a film photographer, what genre would you belong to?

Suspense, like “Seven”

Tomorrow I am going to do…

Enjoy!!