Almost Transparent Blue
Facundo Pardo is 19 years old and lives in Pontevedra, Spain. He loves all things related to analogue photography and his desire in each photo shoot is to express feelings through human body, something that he considers to be one of the most beautiful things in the world.
How did the idea for the series come about?
Sometimes I sit at my desk and I start thinking about lots of different pics that come to my mind, I write the ideas down, and then I try to give them a context, some kind of a story. That was the beginning of this series. I hadn’t known Claudia before we shot this set and I have to say that it was one of the funniest and professional that I’ve ever had. We talked for days to choose the dresses and met to see the beach and the other location. So she had a very important role in the development of this set.
Can we photograph the female body differently in a more powerful way?
Absolutely yes. I think the female body is already in itself very powerful. In my case, I try to potentiate it in a more sensorial way in order to create an atmosphere that shows the feelings I’m trying to present. The female body for me is the most powerful thing in photography, it can be higher than a mountain, both sensitive and hard at the same time. That is the reason I love this kind of portraits.
What inspires you?
I like to focus on the photography when I’m watching a film. There are books that blow my mind and after finishing them there are lots of images in my head. And of course lots of series I watch everyday on herbeautymag!
How would you define beauty?
Beauty is the expression of what makes you happy, and if you turn it into art, there will be incredible things.
Film or digital?
Film. My opinion is that film has more feelings than digital.
What makes you happy?
Being with my girlfriend watching a film or just playing the fool. Playing drums with my bands and performing and of course making photographs which are showing what’s inside of me.
What’s next for you?
Well, I’m going to continue my studies. Probably I will do a photography master in order to improve and I will continue doing sets. I also have some gigs in the next months so I’ll be rehearsing a lot.