"Ever since I can remember I’ve had a camera in my hands"
My father was really into photography although he never took it to a professional level, so cameras and photography have always been around. When working on my personal projects (which is less often that I would like) I´m exploring various ideas and concepts that I have in mind. This is very different to my commercial work, where often the main reason to take pictures is to try to sell some goods, either a house, a painting or face cream.
Landscapes and open spaces have always been a great influence. I try to generate questions for the viewer about what they are really seeing in the pictures, and I feel I´ve achieved what I aimed for if the images last in their minds for a while. The pictures showed here are part of a project in which I visually explore the decisions we often make based on closeness rather than what we really want.
I´m always imaging long term projects that I would like to work on sometime in the future. One of these is to follow the path of electricity from the power plant to the final consumer. Another has to do with olive oil and its connections all around the Mediterranean. Most of them relate to travel and the way we interact with things and other people.
I have a bachelor’s degree in journalism and in my photography there is always some form of information - my photographs are usually trying to say something. I also teach photography in Málaga and when I´m not taking photographs or teaching, I love being outdoors, either at sea or in the mountains.
My connection with Cútar is recent. I had never been in this part of the Axarquía until last February, when I bought a small plot of land in the village, then I realized how quiet and peaceful it is.
Pablo Asenjo grew up in Málaga, in front of the Mediterranean Sea. He’s lived in Madrid, New Jersey and Guatemala and worked as a professor of Journalism in Málaga and in Quetzaltenango (Guatemala). For the last 20 years he’s been working as a photographer - taking photographs for the Cervantes Theatre, The Málaga Film Festival and the Picasso Museum among other clients. He’s also been teaching photography for the 19 years at Apertura in Málaga