Oh wow!! I can´t believe it, Fearless Photographer of the Year! It’s amazing.
I am really proud to receive such an important prize. This is the result of a great year of work and I have been lucky enough to photograph stunning couples. They are the real winners of this annual contest.
This year I am the person who will raise the trophy, but this mention is not only mine, but also is for many people who have helped me unselfishly during the five years that I have been part of Fearless Photographers. Minutes after receiving the prize, it was impossible not to remember all of them. They enjoyed as much as I enjoyed my successes all these years and they held out their hand when I needed it.
Thank you, Susana Barbera, not only for inviting me to join Fearless 5 years ago, but also for helping me with the selection of a lot of photos that were then a great success. The time that you and Virginia Gimeno invested to advise and help me with everything is priceless. You deserve heaven!
Mr. Pedro Etura, You know, I´ve told you many times!, that friendly battle we had in those first three years to see who won, only made us better. Those evenings waiting for Huy to publish each contest were unique and unrepeatable. The times I hated you were endless, hahaha !.
But talking only about Etura would be a little selfish… I can not forget Mikel Pikabea and Pedro Anguila; Undoubtedly having you so close was crucial to get where I have arrived (you know that now I don´t talk about awards, ;))
I can´t forget my favorite photojournalist, Alberto Roldan for supporting and advising me every time. It´s always a pleasure to share weddings with him, he is always pure inspiration!
Of course, thanks to Rocio Vega for being an authentic friend. Always supporting, always helping, thanks my friend!
Fearless, moreover, put within my reach, the work of incredible photographers. Not only Spanish, but also from around the world. And well, it is very good to recognize the great work of some of them, but in this case I just want to look at your great heart and especially the friendship that I was given by photographers like Andrea Corsi from Italy, my dear Franck Boutonnet from France. I want to thank you not only for opening your house to me, but also for inspiring and advising me in my career as a photographer. Friends are not the ones who always praise you, but always end up telling the truth.
My colleague Fer Juaristi who may wonder why I name him now, but you also opened the doors of your house back in 2012 and your wise words, since then still rumble in my head as well as getting me in love with the spicy food from your country, hahaha!. For me, you are an example to follow my friend.
I don´t want to forget my dearest Daniel & Davina from Canada, They inspired me from the beginning and later when they photographed my wedding they gave me the answers to many questions that were hanging around my head.
Finally, I want to thank the unconditional support I have always had from my parents and my brother, especially from Erika, my partner, my 50%, my life, during all these years. I must admit that without your help and confidence it would have been impossible to have enjoyed so much of every wedding season.
Getting to be the photographer of the year does not mean I want to be it again next year, or lose my head, trying to get more prizes with my future images… It goes beyond all those things.
My goal is to tell stories and enjoy the most of the wedding day. Maybe that’s the secret of last year,;) Let’s see what happens this year, 😉
This recognition of Fearless has been the culmination of a great year that I will never forget. A year of great experiences and emotions.
I want to show you the 10 winning photos in the 6 competitions organized by Fearless throughout the year. Enjoy! 😉