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Jose Manuel
Rios Valiente
Spain
What interested you about becoming a photographer?
– It all began keeping memories of many milestones in my life, like almost everybody, I think. I carried my compact camera with me all the time. Then, at an early age, I kept improving and learning about composition, technique and all that stuff. And I just couldn't stop taking photographs anymore.

Where do you find inspiration to make your photographs?
– I find inspiration anywhere. Sometimes other photographs, a movie, a personal experience, a music video, a song, a joke, a bad dayÖ Iím a curious person, Iím always observing the world around me, anything can inspire me anytime. It depends on my mood.

What do you most like to photograph?
– I just try to capture the beauty; the light that comes from a blind that shows some parts of a person and hides others, the look of an stranger in the middle of the street. Iím quite an observer, I take pics of little details that can be unnoticed details for the majority, but they capture my eye.

Who are your favorite photographers?
– Henri Cartier-Bresson is my favorite classic. Also, I'm in love with the work of Alin Ciortea, Lissy Elle Laricchia or Ecotono, to name a few contemporary photographers.