Fabián De la Fuente is a Mexican fashion and advertising photographer whose style full of drama and melancholy has been inspired by the masters of the 20th century photography along with the unique cultural and social wealth of his country. He’s always playing with human body/nature forms, lines and textures.
How did the idea for the series come about?
At the time I was in one of the many world’s little places of paradise hidden in México working with a new batch of film that I wanted to to use so bad; met this beautiful woman and besides her looks, we connected in a way that convinced me that she was perfect for the shoot.
Can we photograph the female body differently in a more powerful way?
I always try to focus a lot on the body edges, on non conventional poses, defying composition rules to empower the figure, letting the model free to express herself as well.
What inspires you?
Avedon, Newton, Bresson, Doisneau, Sujimoto, Crewdson, Ray, Van Ader, Goya, Poe, Sabato, Saramago, Jodorowsky, the dirt, the light and shadows and everything in between.
How would you define beauty?
Beauty is in the eye of the viewer, everything that exist has its beauty within, out of social standards what is beautiful for some is horrible for others, some times as a photographer you shoot something that you find beautiful with senses other than sight …
Film or digital?
Film, I find digital very useful and really appreciate its wonders and practicality but my heart is with film’s imperfectness.
What makes you happy?
Being, breathing, walking, feeling the air, step on the dirt, see the light, float in the sea, pet my dog, holding my girl’s hand, spending time with my family, being able to feel all the magnificence that surround us.
What’s next for you?
Keep walking the same path, being content in simplicity, see more, taste more, feel more, listen more, love more …