Tell us about your photographic style and approach to colour.
"Colour is really important to me. I always decide which camera and which lenses I am going to use because I know how they develop the colour and which colour I will have at the end."
What would you say influences your artistic style?
"I studied painting as a teenager. I loved to paint and I wanted to be a painter, until I found my real passion – photography. I love super-realistic paintings. Painters are my inspiration and I always have some paintings in my mood boards. I've been inspired by Rubens, Goya, Rembrandt – painters that change my way of thinking. I started imitating the light in paintings with my camera. At the beginning I was just playing, but it has changed all of my work. Now I'm always working on 'narrative' ways of lighting – to tell something more, as the moving image can do, but in just one image."
What inspired your Baroque-style personal project with the Canon EOS R?
"I always wanted to do a personal project with real people. I think the painters that I love do two kinds of paintings: those with people who are paid to have their portrait painted, and those they wanted to paint because they found a subject or setup beautiful. I worked with street casting rather than model agencies to find natural subjects. I like the fashion industry, but I don't like some of the stereotypes within it, so I always try to escape from the 'perfect body'."
You shoot video as well as stills. What made you start working with video too?
"Sometimes, when I shoot just stills, I miss something. It's like, you want to tell something more. You can tell a lot of things in a photo, but sometimes you want to develop a whole concept that needs sequence, editing, sound and lighting. So, sometimes I've been in a box with photography and I need to sequence a whole story."
How do you devise your video shoots?
"I find inspiration almost everywhere but I think cinema is one of my greatest inspirations. And people that I meet, stories that people tell me… I write a lot. I write down my ideas; what I've done and what I want to do. I have an image, I save it, I write something about it, and maybe I can develop it into a whole story."