A Bit About Manuel
Apart from Manuel’s well traveled portfolio and his passion for photography he had previously worked for the award-winning Spanish photographers, Black and Blanc – winners of the prestigious ‘National Professional Photography Awards-LUX in the category of social reportage in years 2000, 2001 and 2004.
With Black and Blanc, Manuel moved into wedding photography – gathering knowledge from one of the best teachers and applying his own experience in fashion and art to develop a style of his own: taking on a photojournalistic (candid) approach.
Manuel’s photojournalistic approach breaks away from traditional wedding photography and captures the delicate and detailed moments throughout the entire day – the things that make every wedding unique and the memories that people want to keep.
He sees his work and style best described in the words of the ‘father of photojournalism’, Henri Cartier-Bresson :
"Memory is very important, the memory of each photo taken, flowing at the same speed as the event. During the work, you have to be sure that you haven't left any holes, that you've captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late. To take photographs means to recognise - simultaneously and within a fraction of a second - both the fact itself and the rigorous organisation of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one's head, one's eye and one's heart on the same axis.”