Michael Palin said, “Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.” Well, that’s me!
I travel across the planet looking for answers, and perhaps for that reason, I am interested in the most remote places, in the most ancestral cultures, in the most isolated rites and ethnic groups to discover in all this who we are, who we would be without the Internet, without television, without mirrors.
Engineer by training and
travel reporter as a vocation
My passion for travelling has gradually been a stronger impulse, so constant that it has allowed me eventually to turn it into a profession. At present, I expose the set of all my cultural integration experiences in the form of cultural services all over the world through talks, audio-visual documentaries, cultural exhibitions and teaching, as well as in Master’s degree programs in tourism at diverse European universities.
For me, the photography is a way of expression, vital and artistic, through which I can bring to our lives a distant and unknown culture of an immense wealth, both visual and personal.
Through my camera lens, I try to keep those unique pictures of persons, cultures and places where I have lived and shared exciting moments. Moments that have taught me essential values to coexist in peace and harmony, respecting those who think and live in a different way.
The whole wealth and diversity of our planet, as well as the human beings who inhabit it, have been and are the connecting thread of my travelling exhibitions: «Otras miradas, otros horizontes» [Other looks, other horizons], «Mercados del mundo» [Markets of the world], «La inocencia de una mirada» [The innocence of a gaze] and «Culturas Tribales» [Tribal Cultures].
My relationship with the Media
Likewise, I collaborate with documentary producers in need of episodes, travel magazines, radios or televisions.
Approach and experiences with other cultures
This contact and proximity with the human being make to awake in me the curiosity to discover the most remote ethnic groups throughout the world and know all this diversity that takes root in the irreplaceable wealth of the indigenous peoples in danger of disappearance due to the progress of communication and globalization. As Mikhail Bakunin said, “Uniformity is death, diversity is life.”
Is it not beautiful that remains the illusion to explain to people who listen to you what you have seen and feeling as they call you a ‘missionary of culture’?
But travelling is also like a letter: there is inside a postcard with a message. The postcard is the images that you have taken, the message is the impressions that you have brought with you to distribute them to others.
Do you know a thing? From the heart, actually, I am still in love of Pacific Ocean cultures in the same way, despite having travelled so many times to their remote islands and, certainly, health permitting, here I will continue to explain you new stories of the world, our world.
Some photos of my travels
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