London Fashion and Beauty Photographer:
"Photography isolates the fundamental artistic ability to see the extraordinary. It is through arrangements of light, angle, lense, film and a split second decision to capture the moment that make photographs an extremely personal expression." - Anonymous Photographer
Something I truly believe. Unfortunately I cannot recall where I found it or who said it.
A little about me:
I am a fashion and beauty photographer based in London. I was born in El Salvador and raised in the United States (Miami, Florida). I discovered a love for photography at a very young age. Fascinated by the entire photographic process, this curiosity led me to the darkroom at age ten. Soon after, I joined photography clubs in school after my father gave me a 35mm camera. I became a contributing photographer and later photo editor for the university newspaper and yearbook. While assisting several photographers in Miami, I discovered fashion and realized the potential for creativity. My father’s sudden death forced me to move back to my home country of El Salvador, where I continued my love for photography working as a commercial photographer for many multi national clients in the Central American region. In 2000, I decided to take a year off and go to Paris. A year later I started teaching photography at Parsons Paris. I divided my time by teaching, assisting fashion photographers and testing for several model agencies. In 2004 I moved to London when I was recruited by a major hair-care brand to be their main photographer. I was responsible for photographing all of their major world-wide campaigns for all of their brands. I consider myself a photography geek always thinking of subjects and different lighting. My world revolves around photography and I am equally at home on location or in a studio. I still lectures from time to time at the prestigious London College of Fashion from where I have a masters degree in fashion photography. I guess I am known for my romantic and sexy imagery with a touch of class and strong composition. These days I am usually in my studio in Battersea (www.raspberry-jam.com).
If you'd like to know more about me here is an exclusive interview I did with Huf Magazine: http://hufmagazine.com/exclusive-interview-fashion-photographer-roberto-aguilar-huf-magazine-issue-22/
London College of Fashion - Masters degree in Fashion Photography.
Spéos in Paris, France. Post - Graduate Diploma in Photography.
The American University in Washington, D.C. Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a concentration in Photography
I have been lucky enough to have been published in every major fashion magazine including:
Vogue, W Magazine, Another Magazine(UK), L'Officiel, etc.
British Hairdressing Awards - Multiple Winner
NAHA - Multiple Winner (N. American Hairdressing Awards)
Jimmy Choo, Unite Haircare, British Hair, The London Barber, Tigi Haircare, Bed Head, Toni&Guy, Levi's Dockers, Ponds, Dove, Axe, Unilever, Budweiser, Coca Cola, London College of Fashion.
Advertising Agencies: McAnn - Erickson, BBDO, Young and Rubicam, Ogilvy and Mathers, Grey Advertising, Ammirati Puris Lintas.