There is something different about this street photographer from Madrid. Daniel Valledor seems to be able to capture timeless testaments of contemporary moments. An ‘old school’ street photographer in quite modern times.
This photgrapher’s experience and path helps understand his approach and work a lot. He studied Direction of Photography at Escuela de Cine y del Audiovisual de Madrid (ECAM). Valledor is deeply rooted in his inspiration, and loves to capture people in their essence, the city, through his frames. It’s quite evident that our time traveling photographer has a knack for direction and showcasing his perspective.
Capturing The Realities Without Altering Them
He doesn’t take any pose for his pictures. Our photo artist believes in candid photography’s authenticity, and that’s what makes him stand out! You can compare his work to the photography style of the 60s and 70s, and that’s why it is in no means degrading to use the term old-school when referring to his work. If anything, it’s honouring the dedication and work he puts into the process.
You’d think that modern artists are moving to the excellence of digital tools, but his reasons to stick to analogue are very reasonable. He’s not excited about the temptations and possibilities of image manipulation that modern technology brings you. What Valledor admires is the raw nature of a dedicated photographer. He seeks to challenge himself and strives to capture moments live through traditional methods.
Honing Every Photography Skill
The artist also happens to be a developer for his captures. He personally carries out the entire process. His secret recipe lies in 400 ft feature film rolls, creating his spools of rolls of Kodak Vision 3, (the same one used in the motion picture industry) for that “Hollywood appeal”. Hence, we get to witness something truly authentic and timeless.
Valledor also home brews chemicals to develop all film by himself. Colleagues might argue whether that is worth the effort, but his work proves it is.