Ernest Fernández Garrido (Sabadell, Barcelona 1977)
Someone told me about my work… “I love your photographs because looking at them is like going out for a city stroll… but without moving”. I consider myself as a self-taught photographer wishing to capture the street energy wherever I go.
I seek a certain self-conciousness in my pictures that recalls a memory, gives us a little knowing smile or simply captures the attention due to a framing element. There’s no prior preparation in any of my pictures, what’s more, some of them are taken while I go for a walk with my younger daughter… even sometimes, knowing me, she covertly points out to me where can I take a good street photograph.
I’ve been passionate about photography since I was a child. I enthusiastically remember the first camera I was given by my parents, a Polaroid Color that is still working nowadays. Later on, an analogic camera became a must in each of my teenager trips, catching memories in every city I was visiting.
Photography has always walked with me, also as a teacher. Over the fifteen years I’ve been working as a primary teacher, I’ve tried to awaken my pupil’s interest on photography, carrying out workshops, visiting expositions, leading them to read and understand pictures or images…