Would you mind introducing yourself? My name is Pablo Caballero Llamas, I’m 23 years old and I live in the Netherlands. At the moment I work as a freelance graphic designer.
Where are you from, and where do you currently live? I grew up in Groningen, which is a city in the north of the Netherlands. At the moment I’m living in a small town in the middle of nowhere in the Netherlands.
Pablo's Instagram - @pablo_caballero_
How would you describe your style of photography? When I started out I was all about really dark moody forest shots. But lately my style has been all over the place. Portraits, landscapes, street shots, documentary images, just a bit of everything. I don’t like to limit myself. I like to keep it simple and just photograph whatever happens to catch my eye.
When did you first fall in love with taking photos? I’ve lived a big portion in my life in big cities, a few years ago we moved to a small town surrounded by forests. I would often find myself taking pictures with my phone while walking the dog, so eventually, I started doing photography more and more.
Do you have a favourite photography related memory, whether it be in front or behind the camera? A few weeks ago @_nickbanis and I planned a few days to the Swiss Alps. Later we met up with @noberson and we hiked to the Aletsch glacier to camp for the night. It was a tough hike with a heavy backpack but the view was so worth it, it was so amazing to wake up the next morning with that huge glacier in front of you.
What inspires you to take these wonderful photographs? Here in the Netherlands, we don’t have those big epic landscapes, but the forests can be quite nice when there is a little bit of morning fog. I like being outside so I just focus on enjoying the moment and the pictures will follow. Same with portraits. Usually I like to just chill a bit and then snap some portraits in between.
What kind of camera do you use? At the moment I use a 5d MkII with a Sigma art 35 f1.4 and for film, I use a Praktica MTL5.
What is your editing process like? Lately, I've been trying to not edit my pictures too much. Usually it's adjusting the white balance, contrast and often desaturating the greens and blues a bit. I used to go for a really desaturated look but now I like to have a little bit more colour in my photo.
Are there any tips you would like to give to anyone out there who would love to create similar style photos to yours? Just go out and enjoy yourself. Look for things that catch your eye. They can be the littlest things, for example, a while ago I was in the shower and the light was just really nice so I took a picture haha.
What are some of your passions/hobbies other than photography? I really like being outside. Exploring new locations, camping or just chilling. I also really like to do graphic/motion design. (yes it’s a job but I enjoy doing it). Oh yes, and I really like lasagne.
Do you have any photography related plans for this summer that you would like to share? No, I don’t have any travel plans yet. As for now its probably just enjoying the summer and maybe shooting some portraits here and there.
Who are some of your favourite photographers? The pictures and vlogs from @andrewtkearns are what got me into photography in the first place. Some of my favourites other are @loeildeos @philh.lee @masondouglas and @linusmountainman, just to name a few.
Are there any photographers here on Instagram that you love and wish more people knew about? I really enjoy the work of @dokapps lately, he definitely deserves more recognition.
What would be your number one dream destination for a photography adventure? There are far too many to name, but the Faroe Islands and pacific north-west are definitely on top of that list
Which time of year is your favourite for taking photographs? All seasons have a certain aesthetic I like. The minimalism in winter can be amazing but a good layer of snow is pretty rare here in the Netherlands. I like the summer the most, days are longer and everyone is happy.
Anything extra you would like to share? I would like to thank you guys for reaching out to me, means a lot. I remember following @hippomagazine not that long ago when you had just over 1000 followers. The quality of all the photographers you’re sharing is amazing, keep it up!
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