Born in South America, NYC-based photographer Andrés Altamirano's work manages to draw the viewer into its sensitive, dreamlike and timeless own private world. His effortless-spontaneous style, extremely sharp sense of fashion, as well as his avid passion into travelling, makes this unique-one of a kind photographer, true worthy of keeping an eye on.
In my teens I had the opportunity to share some great moments with “Maestro” Oswaldo, an amazing Ecuadorian artist. He encouraged me to take photos, and asked me to document some of his work. Actually, from him I inherited my first camara.
It was a Canon AE-1 35 mm.
I remember being always passionate about the arts. Photography was just a way of sharing moments with people.
It was a very simple black & white portrait of my grandmother, Cumanda, sitting on top of a yellow radio on her living room.
It’s probably reflected on the simplicity, purity and carefulness that I look for in things.
Yes, I feel very fortunate and honored to be constantly travelling and to get to know other worlds.
That’s purely spontaneous, simple moments I love.
I connect with them and share simple beautiful moments. I like to shoot on location and just concentrate in having a great time.
Working with Myf was inevitable. She is an incredible talented person, and I love her unique energy.
I’m always grateful to have the opportunity to show my work. There’re so many outlets in NYC it's just a matter of making a connection.
Mainly different countries, cultures and people. My grandmother Cumanda was a huge influence. She shared with me her appreciation of cultural diversity and joy into travelling and exploration.
I try to connect to my instincts and go with my guts in a very spontaneous way.
Absolutely. Right now I’m interested in visiting the deeps parts of the Amazons to take photos.
I feel my goal as a photographer is to document and share the beauty of the people and places I encounter.
I just finished a couple of video projects I’m very happy with, one of which is a video for Audrey Louise Reynolds with Myf Shepard. And I’m psyched about and upcoming story for Vice I’m working on, with artist Martin Gutierrez.
I love Galapagos Island.
I’m putting together some prints for an exhibition opening next month with Snax Magazine. They’re photographs I took at Cotopaxi Volcano, in the Ecuadorian Andes. I’m also planning on moving to Tokyo for a few months, I’m so intrigued by the city and culture. Would love to work and live there for a while.