This is the portrait of Iker, a commissioned conceptual portrait. It is made in collaboration with photo artist Pablo Peña.
He took care of photography and I was in charge of digital edition.
Although I am currently working in the diffusion of my art all over the world, in the last ten years, I have expanded my skills on digital arts, with specialization in photo compositions, surrealist photography and conceptual portraits.
Thanks to those skills, I have had the pleasure to be in charge of graphic art for many shows, films and websites.
Conceptual photography is a type of photography that illustrates an idea. There have been illustrative photographs made since the medium’s invention, for example in the earliest staged photographs, such as Hippolyte Bayard’s Self Portrait as a Drowned Man (1840). However, the term Conceptual Photography derives from Conceptual Art a movement of the late 1960s. Today the term is used to describe either a methodology or a genre.
As a methodology conceptual photography is a type of photography that is staged to represent an idea. The concept is both preconceived and, if successful, understandable in the completed image. It is most often seen in advertising and illustration where the picture may reiterate a headline or catchphrase that accompanies it. Photographic advertising and illustration commonly derive from Stock photography, which is often produced in response to current trends in image usage as determined by the research of picture agencies like Getty Images or Corbis. These photographs are therefore produced to visualize a predetermined concept. The advent of picture editing software like Adobe Photoshop has allowed the greater manipulation of images to seamlessly combine elements that previously it would only have been possible to combine in graphic illustration.