Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Txema Yeste

With his technical prowess and flair for experimentation, Barcelona-based photographer Txema Yeste's star is on the rise at the moment, and he's currently one of the most interesting and adventurous fashion photographers working. You never know which direction his next editorial is going to go in, which is great.
After studying photography in Birmingham and Barcelona (how's that for a contrast) Yeste initially entered the editorial world as a reporter and writer for Spanish magazines. He began taking photographs to accompany his articles, and was soon given the chance to shoot larger pieces and, eventually, fashion stories. Now he regularly shoots the main fashion for magazines like Vogue EspaƱa, V Spain, Hercules and Tush.
Like many photographers Yeste shoots commercial advertising jobs to pay his bills, but its his editorial work which is really exciting and bold. His images often pay homage to the allure and glamour of greats like Penn and Newton, but his willingness to experiment with multiple or blurred exposures and complicated lighting set-ups, alongside his working partnerships with forward-looking stylists such as Sebastien Kaufman, make his work feel really modern and innovative.
Below is a selection of his editorial work from various titles, so all photographs are untitled.

All images  © Txema Yeste


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