Check out this interview with Streetfoto mobile runner up Daniel Huete! It is quite insightful to say the least.
Can you start off by telling us a (brief) story on your background and how you first picked up a camera?
I was born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.It wasn’t until 8 years ago (when I moved to Bangkok, Thailand) that I decided to pick up a camera, from that moment on I knew what I wanted to do and kept doing it till today.
You’re currently residing in Los Angeles but only photograph when you make trips out to India? Could you talk about that.
When did you start photographing India and what about is it about India that inspires you?
Has there been any major changes from the first time you’ve been in india compared to your last visit?
What’s your favorite city of India?
Your photos of India are in black and white for such a colorful country. could you walk us through that?
I love to photograph in color and black and white, currently I’m working on two projects that are separated by black and white and color. For certain situations I prefer black and white specially to create a difference in mood. You will definitely see more color photographs in the near future.
Describe your style and how you approach making photographs when wandering the streets.
When I started photography I took a lot of influence studying photos from National Geographic, Magnum photos and Documentary projects from different photographers.
Who are some of your favorite street photographers?
I would say some of my favorites are Fan Ho, Alex Webb, Josef Koudelka, Martin Parr and of course my three mentors V.V R.V and ABC.
What’s your overall goal with your travels to India? A book?
I have two zines from India coming soon. One in color and one in black and white. The long term project I currently have will be two books on India.
What keeps you motivated?
Favorite Indian dish?
Since we are talking about India,
Can I tag along with you to visit India one of these days?
Why not? You can tag along on my next trip if you are up for it!
You live across the ocean from Hawaii. Any plans to visit Hawaii?
I have always wanted to visit Hawaii but I’ve never got the chance to come.
By the way, congrats on winning the 2nd place mobile category at Streetfoto. How did you hear about it and what was your reaction?
Thanks, Tim. I heard about it when Vineet posted that he was going to do a workshop there, so I checked the site and submitted.
Any tips for travelers and photographers wanting to visit India?
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