Yoel Gracia is a street photographer living in Spain. He wants to communicate through his photography how he sees the beauty in the world through his palette of vivid colour and contrasts.
What is your favourite quote that resonates with you the best?
"I'm going to show the world how my eyes see it."
When did you start getting interested in photography?
I've always liked art and capturing moments from around me. One and a half years ago was when I started getting serious about photography. Thanks to street photography I can now express myself and free my soul.
Where do you find your inspiration?
On Instagram and some of the street photography magazines.
Who are your favourite artists/photographers? Who has mostly influenced your style?
Has your style of shooting changed since you first started?
Of course, I always try to experiment with new planes, compositions and colors. I used to try to show everyday and sometimes implausible scenes, but, nowadays I try to look at the games of lights and shadows always applied to my vision of street photography.
Where is your favourite place to shoot?
I have no preference about it. I like modern buildings with many lines, elaborate compositions and natural parks for the beauty they can give in the background of the image, but the truth is that the scenes come anywhere.
Do you think equipment is important in achieving your vision in your photography? What would you say to someone just starting out?
I know what is usually said in these cases but it's the truth.... You have to go outside take all the photos that suggest something for you and train your photographic eye daily. No matter what camera you use, the place you're with, or the people you're with.
Have you ever been involved in the artistic world before photography?
No, I didn't. Although today I need art to make sense of my existence.
Are there any special projects you are currently working on that you would like to let everyone know about?
No I don't. At the moment I take the pictures I see without thinking that they have to go down a path. It ́s just natural.
If I wasn't photographing what would I be doing?...
I'm a primary school teacher and I like to travel each time that I can.
Thank you Yoel. A pleasure to be able to highlight some of your photography. View more of Yoel's photography by visiting him over on Instagram. All photographs are the property of artist © Yoel Gracia.