Luis Chacón and His Portraits of Life

Luis Chacón and His Portraits of Life

Since year 1826, when a French inventor Joseph Niépce made the first permanent photograph, the art and technique of photographing have evolved greatly. People not only learned how to create color photographic images, but they also made the entire process digital rather than chemical, thus making photography easier, better, and more affordable. However, speaking about photography as the art or a profession rather than as a popular and widely-spread hobby, it is necessary to admit that even today there are many artists, such as Luis Chacón, who adhere to the “old” photography school and even being equipped with the modern innovative digital cameras they continue exploring and portraying the world, nature, and human emotions using only black and white colors…

Born in 1974 in the city of Ronda (Malaga province, Spain), Luis drew his inspiration from the surrounding nature since his early childhood. The city itself with its grandeur location, perching upon the El Tayo canyon, and its glorious history, marked with the cultural influence of ancient Celts and Roman Empire, inspired many artists, including such famous ones as Prosper Merimee and Washington Irving. Obviously, the same picturesque Mediterranean nature and the city, where every stone is saturated with the rich historical legacy, were the primary sources of inspiration for Luis Chacón as well, which later predisposed his choice of a professional path.

Luis Chacón studied artistic design and music, but later he gave his final vote to design, sold his electric guitar, got a photo camera, and devoted himself entirely to the art of photography. He once found portrait to be the most interesting branch of photography; and today he continues to explore all its hidden secrets, making almost all his images exclusively in black and white. Nature and people – these are two major actors, appearing on the works of Luis. An important thing is that very often the photographer chooses “live” photography, preferring street shooting to a studio work. By the way, Luis Chacón was named among the top 100 best photographers at Flickr in the category of social photography.

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