Antonio Díaz is a photographer in Seville, Spain. His website says he was born to photography in 2006. He came to photography from painting, at which he is also self-taught.
I discovered Antonio Díaz on Photo.net. He is one of my favorite still life photographers. When I first saw his work, I thought for sure he must have better equipment than I do and then saw that we both use a Canon 40D. It made me realize that the rest was vision and mastery of his equipment and technique. His work has been an inspiration to me and a measurement of excellence that pushes me in my own work.
I was struck by Antonio’s response when asked in an interview what was more important, technique or vision. His response was that they were two sides of the same coin. This puts me in mind of one of my favorite quotes.
Craft is that discipline which frees the spirit; style is the result. ~ Ben Shahn
I’ve chosen a few of Antonio’s delicately rich still lifes to share with you.
Antonio’s Gear Bag
- Adobe Photoshop
- Canon 40D
- Canon EF-S 18-55mm
- Canon EF 50mm f1.4
- Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
- Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
Antonio also has wonderful Macros of dragonflies, urban landscapes, and portraits. Check out more of his work in the links below.
Portfolios on Photo.net
Buy Art on Nuzart
Blog note: there are tutorials on his blog on HDR, Selective contrast, and Working in LAB. They are in Spanish, but I found that from knowing French and knowing Photoshop, I could get an idea of what they were about.
Interview on James Robinson Photography Blog