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Artist of the Week — Paula Aparicio

November 11, 2013 by · No comments

Teodora Atanasova talks with photographer Paula Aparicio

Paula’s photos filled with so much beauty and tenderness whisper something very unique.

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Please, introduce yourself to our readers.

My name is Paula Aparicio and I’m a photographer.

When did you start taking photos?

My dad was antiquarian, I grew up going from one art gallery to another, usually in San Telmo. Also, my house had its walls full of paintings.

When I was 9 I realized that I wanted a black’n white lab. My parents couldn’t afford it as there were other priorities.

I don’t know exactly when it began, but if I have to choose a specific moment I would say it was in 2009 when I finally decided to take up this life.


What makes a good picture?

A good picture is one that moves you. It my also be a picture that produces an intense feeling, no matter what the feeling is.

What is like to be an artist in the 21st century?

I can’t really find an answer to this question.


Do you believe in perfection?

I believe in perfection, but I think that everything that is perfect has a bit of imperfection and the other way around.


Who you admire? Do you have a role model?

If I were to count the artists that I admire I would never finish, but among my favourites are Nan Goldin, Edward Hopper, Araki, Philip Glass, Erick Satie, Pablo Casals, Foujita, Sally Man, Charly García and William Eggleston.

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What is the message behind your pictures?

I can’t say what the message of my pictures is as each one has its own meaning. Sometimes the meaning of the picture exceeds the message I want to give.


Which type of photography do you prefer?

I don’t prefer any type of photography in particular. It depends on the moment.


What are you interested in, besides photography?

I like swimming, cycling, cooking, gardening and traveling.


Do you have ideas for new pictures? What are you working on right now?

Right now I am scanning old pictures and editing them. I had so much work I couldn’t even process the pictures I took this year so far.



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