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July - Carlos Casariego.

Carlos Casariego has devoted his life to photography over the last 20 years. Firstly as a professional specialising in architecture and industrial advertising, and secondly, creating his own photographic series. His earlier experience as a painter infuses his works with special features, where colour, light, texture and composition come together in a masterful fashion. Today, beside his commercial assignments, he is developing a new project, Field Sketches, that shows different approaches to the gist and soul of architecture.

Carlos Casariego was born in Oviedo, Spain in 1952. He grew up in an artist family and he too began to pursue an artistic career as a young man. At the early age of 16 he received a grant that enabled him to put together an exhibition that was shown in Oviedo, Gijón, and Avilés. Until the age of 33 he devoted himself wholeheartedly to his painting. He had numerous exhibitions, and supplemented his income by taking assignments as a photographer and graphic designer.

 Since 1985 he has worked full time as a photographer. He is both self-taught and well traveled, has studied photography books, visited museums and art exhibitions in order to develop himself both technically and creatively. “Success,” he says, “is a happy mix of all things, but if I had to choose a single word to describe it, it would be work. Without hard work all ideas would stay in your mind.”

Carlos works primarily as an industrial and architectural photographer. Among his clients are found industrial companies, architectural offices, advertising agencies, and companies working with graphic design. In addition to the commercial assignments, he also does numerous projects of his own. The book Carlos Casariego Fotógrafo (ISBN 84-7925-177-8) contains images from his projects Imagined Landscapes, Oviedo, and Field Sketches.

He has been working on a new project, Modern Architecture, for some time. This project is about images of old industrial buildings, some abandoned, some still in use. He is inspired by the architectural and clean lines that these buildings show, but also of the dilapidation and feelings of the past that they provoke. Later this fall he will exhibit these images at the Madrid Art Gallery, Aele.

Carlos is a faithful Hasselblad photographer. In his camera arsenal he has a Hasselblad 500CM, a Hasselblad FlexBody, and Zeiss Distagon 50, Planar 80, and Sonnar 180 mm lenses.
“Fifteen years ago a colleague advised me to invest in Hasselblad equipment. It’s a move I have never regretted. Despite the many years of difficult work they have been subjected to, my Hasselblad cameras have never, and I mean never, failed!”

More information about Carlos Casariego you will find on his website.

Kerstin Fiedler