Portraits, portfolios and personal pictures

Portraits, portfolios and personal pictures

Portraits, portfolios and personal pictures

One of the things that I’ve heard before a session is this: “I don’t look good in pictures”. Actually, you may blame it simply on not finding the right person to capture the image. Today is very easy accessing to a camera with sufficient quality, but it’s a bit trickier to find people who know how to handle the situation to capture a good image. And the question is not necessarily technically how to handle the camera, but treat the person, use light, consider (or disprove) the environment. A professional photographer will take into account each and every one of these factors, plus many others: we are often loaded with different lenses, which work especially well in certain circumstances. We sometimes use flash or continuous lighting. Other times we recommend that you change your clothes or location. A professional photographer will devote enough time and attention. No wonder kick better result than a person who spends 12 seconds on the photo and puts all settings automatically. Even the best camera lacks most of the things you want for a great picture.

Retratos, books y fotos personales

But the matter does not end there: the subsequent process is also relevant. And although today many people have access to appropriate software to edit the pictures, so few have adequate capacity to use them. And, again, it is not a technique but a matter of sensitivity and taste. In many cases the photographs are standardized with the application of filters Instagram or misdeeds are created with HDR (High Dynamic Range). And, in addition to this, some people perpetrate dreadful collages spoiling what could have been a good photo.

Retratos, books y fotos personales

I am a professional photographer. If you need pics, feel free to contact me, my e-mail sergi@archerphoto.eu , and my Whatsapp and Telegram: +34 6444 5 9753. There are samples of my work in my gallery. Portraits, portfolios and personal pictures. I am a photographer in Valencia, but I do work wherever you need me :)

You can also check my Flickr, where I usually upload one pic a day http://flickr.com/photos/archerphoto

More dancing pics

More dancing pics

Yes, it’s one of my weaknesses. The theme of the dance seems to me really attractive and whenever I can, I take pictures on this occasion. In general, the elegance of classical dance is what attracts me, but almost any aspect of it gets my attention, including similar issues, such as gymnastics, are also quite striking for a professional photographer. Both black and white and color, opportunities are often spectacular. In many cases, the most complicated is to capture the moment, but the truth is that given the harmony of the whole movement, although dancers are very demanding clients, for the observer the result is frequently captivating. In this case, the photos are made in Valencia and Castellón, but if you’re in Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, London or, indeed, almost anywhere, can talk about the possibility of getting photos.

Más fotos de danza

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fotógrafo para danza

 

I am a professional photographer and you can contact me with an e-mail to sergi@archerphoto.eu , phoning me or sending me a Whatsapp or Telegram in office hours to +34 6444 5 9753.  You can see some additional pics in my gallery.Portfolio for dancers, actresses and athletes, pro and amateur. And also all other kind of pictures.

You can see also pics in my Flickr, usually one new picture a day http://flickr.com/photos/archerphoto

Arctic Sunrise in Valencia

Arctic Sunrise in Valencia

I need to say first  I’m not a fan of Greenpeace. I’m not because I think that the end does not always justify the means, although I may agree with some of the intentions of this organization, I don’t  agree in the commission of certain actions or the communication of many yellowish informations. The fact that  Greenpeace too often is mixing inexact releases with actual studies makes their credibility will suffer excessively. In this regard, https://gallir.wordpress.com/2014/11/14/las-consecuencias-de-divulgar-bulos-y-no-rectificar/

The fact, moreover, is that they have come to Valencia with their ship, the Arctic Sunrise, and the ship itself has been part of different news. At the invitation of a friend who is a volunteer with them, I went to take pictures. When I arrive to the port,  they decided that, in the morning, only children guided visits will be allowed, so that they have not authorized me to go, under the saying they were “working” and I could not be there. For me it’s a complete  idiocy, but for them the decision was taken, so I’ve done a couple of photos from outside and I’m back home.

The boat has docked in Valencia to support activists who slipped into the Nuclear Plant of Cofrentes and now face a trial in which significant jail times are requested: 16 activists can get up to three years in prison and a fine of up to 360,000 euros. The protest -carried in 2011- included a painting on the cooling tower, and the preliminary activities to perform it seems that included personal injury to one of the security guards. The protest, according to Greenpeace was peaceful, but Iberdrola (nuclear plant operator) did not consider it as peaceful and they ensured that there was “substantial property damage, personal injury two guards and emergency declaration”.

Personally I see no reasonable getting 16 activists in a nuclear plant, considering the security risks involved, however important the protest.

Arctic Sunrise en Valencia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arctic Sunrise en Valencia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My first exhibition in Japan

My first exhibition in Japan

The truth is that so far I have just exposed in the Internet and this is my first solo exhibition. I’ve never been to Fukuoka, Daimyo, Japan, but I know the curator thanks to I’m there, Elaine Yaumara Ramirez. Elaine told me about the possibility and, honestly, I had no trouble deciding to prepare the material that I had working during months to show.

There is a small text explaining or, more specifically, justifying artistic content of the exhibition, which can not be seen in Internet and, for now, will not be seen in Spain (my country).  I would go to Japan, but as I were joking on my Facebook, none of my friends had offered to drive me to my first exhibition.

The content of this first part are projections over skin, all in black and white. Telling just like that  does not sound so artistic. Perhaps it’s better get deeper  so I’ll paste the text I wrote for the exhibition.

The concept of projection is the angular point in the narrative. The body as a canvas and, simultaneously, as an object to expose, is the classic paradox, the game of words without words, unfunny joke and transposition of the two-dimensional array object and canvas, the content and the continent without giving up a simplistic Cartesian that is translated in contrasted black and white, eliminating unnecessary nuances and allows concentration on core essence.

My first exhibition in Japan

Two Stores

Two stores

I’ve seen a couple of stores in Valenciathat I have liked especially. They are Luna Nera, in Caballeros St, 15, and La Conserva, in Puerto Rico St., 22. The first one is a clothing and accessories shop that’s usually open at night. The area is full of pubs and restaurants, so the store can take advantage of the public who often stop by. It seems, after their card, there are several stores from the same chain, all in the province of Valencia.

Luna Nera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Un par de tiendas

Luna Nera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Un par de tiendas

Luna Nera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Un par de tiendas

Luna Nera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Conserva is Ruzafa neighborhood. It is a shop with decorative items. Most of them are recovered and rehabilitated, and the look of the store it’s also conceived with an excellent aesthetic sense. From my point of view, mesmerizing.

Foto de Sergi Albir, fotógrafo en Valencia

La Conserva

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Conserva, por Archerphoto, fotógrafo profesional en Valencia

La Conserva

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Conserva. Foto de Sergi Albir, fotógrafo comercial en Valencia

La Conserva

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

None of these shops are my customers, I only asked for permission to take some pictures and, well, here they are.

If you want pictures, you can contact me via Whatsapp or Telegram in 6444 5 9753 or e-mail: sergi@archerphoto.eu. I am usually in Valencia, Spain, but I usually I move to whatever the place.

9 interesting fashion photographers

Some times it’s OK to take some time to show people some of the influences you’ve had. In this case, I want to show 9 interesting fashion photographers. This is not a ranking of favourite and it is not my purpose to index them by quality or importance. All of them have interesting works available online.

Tony Kelly

British GQ,El País,Complex, ad campaigns for American Apparel, Dynamite, and Triton.

http://www.tonykellyphotography.com/

9 interesting fashion photographers

Tony Kelly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aline & Jacqueline Tappia

Fashion photography duo. GQ  Italia, ODDA, SID Magazine, Fiasco, DSECTION, Grit.

http://www.ajtappiareynaud.com/

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Aline and Jacqueline Tappia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mario Sorrenti

Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and, ad campaigns for Calvin Klein, W, Another Man, Lancôme, Paco Rabanne, Benetton, and the Pirelli Calendar 2012

http://www.mariosorrenti.com/

Mario Sorrenti - 9 interesting fashion photographers

Mario Sorrenti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Kibbler

Fringe, Teen Vogue, Dazed & Confused, 10 Men… That’s Jason Kibbler.

http://jasonkibbler.com/

9 interesting fashion photographers - Jason Kibbler

Jason Kibbler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mikael Jansson

Interview, i-D, Vogue USA and campaigns for Ferragamo.

http://www.mikaeljansson.com/

 

Mikael Jansson

Mikael Jansson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giampaolo Sgura

Sgura can be found in Allure, GQ or Hercules. Campaigns for  Cavalli or Rochas.

http://www.giampaolosgura.com/

Sgura

Giampaolo Sgura

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mariano Vivanco

Peruvian photographer. Vogue or Dazed&Confused are his most important references.

http://www.marianovivanco.com/

Fashion photographer  Mariano Vivanco

Mariano Vivanco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Rankin

Creator of Dazed&Confused magazine.

http://rankin.co.uk

 

Rankin

John Rankin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mert & Marcus

Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott have worked in all the great magazines. Some people considers them the top photographers in fashion world.

http://www.artpartner.com/artists/image/mert-alas-marcus-piggott

Mert and Marcus

Mert&Marcus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My name is Sergi Albir. I am a professional photographer, working mainly in Valencia, Spain, but I try to commute if necessary. If you need pictures, you can contact me via Whatsapp or Telegram, or call me at +34 6444 5 9753. You can also send an email to sergi@archerphoto.eu

Top Model Agencies

Top Model Agencies

Best reputation model agencies in the world are in New York, but  many of them have offices in London, Paris, Milano and Tokyo. However, we are in the XXI century and most of these companies can operate worldwide with a couple of phone calls and e-mail. But decisions are made in New York. Yes, photos will be made anywhere on the planet. The list includes a few agencies that have a great reputation, but that does not mean other less famous agencies can also offer good service.

¿Cuáles son las mejores agencias de modelos del mundo?

Assaad Awad  catwalk in 2012, VFW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DNA Models

Next Models

The Lions

Wilhelmina

Elite New York

Ford Models

Supreme Management

IMG

Major Model Management

Marilyn Model Mgmt

New York Model Management

Model Management

VNY Model Management

My name is Sergi Albir. I am a professional photographer, working mainly in Valencia, Spain, but I try to commute if necessary. If you need pictures, you can contact me via Whatsapp or Telegram, or call me at +34 6444 5 9753. You can also send an email to sergi@archerphoto.eu

Read this in Spanish

¿Cuáles son las mejores agencias de modelos del mundo?

Juan Vidal catwalk in Valencia Fashion Week, February 2011

Sky pictures

Actually, taking pictures of the sky is one thing that brings few benefits. If selling landscape pictures was already complicated, the thing became even worse since we see during the TV forecast,  photos they have asked viewers to send. Often the pics are good but they have never paid a single euro for them. So they keep asking: thousands of photos at no cost,. When you consider the cost of a minute of alternatives contents in television -for instance, a minute of Game of Thrones or Doctor Who-, those pics are an absolute bargain. So I have no intention of ever sending them. In fact, from my point of view, it seems unethical to engage in begging photos with the excuse that “people will see your pics and you’ll be popular,” because none of the photographers who are sending get any material benefits.

On the other hand, a pro photographer want his pics seen, so I have them here and in my Flickr account: https://www.flickr.com/photos/archerphoto/ .

Sky pictures

Fotos del cielo

A small element, almost invisible, can alter the perception of the picture. Or perhaps won’t.

 

Professional photographer in Spain

Valencia at dawn

Fotos del cielo - Archerphoto, fotógrafo profesional en Valencia

Dusk it’s usually great

Fotos del cielo - Archerphoto, fotógrafo en Valencia.

Sky pictures, dramatic look

Fotos del cielo - Archerphoto, fotógrafo profesional en Valencia

Sky pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now you’ve seen a few of  my pictures of skies. Valencia, mainly.

If you want to hire a professional photographer, you can contact me:

sergi@archerphoto.eu, 644459753

I usually work in Valencia, but also in other parts of Spain and Europe. Although I’m sure at some point I will be taking pictures in America, specifically in Mexico. Working for companies, individuals and NGOs.

Copyright 2014 Sergi Albir

Valencia Central Market Neighborhood: Barri del Mercat

One of the neighborhoods in central Valencia. The Barri del Mercat, or Market Neighborhood , is the nearest to the Central Market, which itself is a remarkable piece of modernist architecture. The neighborhood is not like that, but are rather humble dwellings mixed with occasional palaces. This space was an extramural suburb in the Arab Valencia, which had its wall in the current Caballeros street, where some parts of the wall remain integrated within existing buildings . Until the fourteenth century the neighborhood remained outside Valencia, but became integrated with the construction of the outer city wall. Next to the current Central there was a mosque, which gave way around 1240 to Santos Juanes church. That same church was rebuilt some centuries after.

Valencia Central Market Neighborhood: Barri del Mercat


Barri del Mercat

Barri del Mercat

Barri del Mercat

Barri del Mercat

Barri del Mercat

The neighborhood also houses the Llotja Mercaders or Lonja de la Seda, world’s greatest example of civil Gothic. Declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco, was started to be built by Pere Compte on the very concept of Llotja de Mallorca, and it is an indicative of the commercial revolution during the late Middle Age in the city of Valencia.

Both the Central Mercat as Llotja deserve its own post, but for now, we will release some detail.

Barri del Mercat

Barri del Mercat

Barri del Mercat

Barri del Mercat

Barri del Mercat

More info about the Llotja: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llotja_de_la_Seda

Sergi Albir. Copyright Sergi Albir 2014.