45 years ago my father gave me his camera. With that camera he learned photography, along with an encyclopedic of those sold in the 60s. I was 8 years old.
When I started taking pictures with that camera, a new world opened up before my eyes. Through the camera I saw what surrounded me in a different way. The edges of the viewfinder were the limits of that world. There was nothing else.
I liked to photograph everything, but above all, landscapes.
Within those landscapes I began to find details that I had not been able to see before. A certain stone, a small light, a lonely cloud ...
I learned about photography and observation. There came a time when the camera was not needed to see the details. It became easier to observe what was before me. And I came to feel inside me what I saw. I use the hashtag #sentirelpaisaje in social networks (Feel the landscape, in Spanish)
Over the years I was perfecting both the vision and the photographic technique, as well as the way of expressing feelings through my images. At least, that I would like to achieve, so that the rest of the people feel something when observing my landscapes.
Vicente Sargues joined Fine Art America on October 8th, 2019.