Artist Feature – Cora Alvarez

Where are you from, how old are you?

My name is Cora Álvarez, I’m 23 years old and I’m from Spain.

Would you care to tell us a bit about yourself and how you came to be a photographer?

Since I was little I was interested in art. I used to make random photographies of my stuffed toys and I made them pose for the camera. As I grew up I became more and more interested and suddenly I started to make photos of myself in an artistic way, then of my friends, etc… I realized that was the thing I did the best and that it also was my passion.

Do you professionally work as a photographer?

Yes, I do my own photo shoots with different people and models. It’s really hard but I’m trying to get into this world.

Why do you like to take analog pictures? Do you shoot digital as well?

Yes, I shoot digital as well. I’ve been like 8 years making analog pictures mostly but recently I use more my digital camera for personal reasons. I love analog because it’s something magical and also give you a lot of benefits like thinking more of the picture you want to make or learning about the light.

Do you have a favorite subject to photograph? If so, why?

I do fashion photography and portraits. In the past I didn’t care that much about the clothing or the style in my photos but now I really take care of that, also because I become more and more interested in fashion too. I used to make nature photography like landscapes but I’ve been changing my preferences with the time.

What’s your favorite analog camera?

My Canon AT1. I have more analog cameras but it will always be my favorite and the best one. I highly recommend it but also the Canon AE1, you can make double exposure with it.

Do you have a favorite revolog film?

Volvox was my favorite but I used more revolog films and I love how creative and different you can make a photo.

Do you have any future projects you’d like to talk about?

I want to become more professional so that’s why I want to move to Madrid this year. Now I’m in a small city and I don’t feel I’m growing that much here, I need people with my taste and the same desire to create new things.

You can follow Cora’s awesome work on her instagram: @cora_alvarez or have a look at her website.

Film used: 460nm

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