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For his latest project, “Connections” he integrated backplates he shot in New York with his ‘wires,’ a graphic concept he developed while working on an earlier project. The combination is stunning.
Take a look at the video below to learn more about how Navarro creates these images and where he finds his inspiration.
Miguel explains how he came to work as an 'image-maker':
"Ever since I was a kid I have been fascinated with the mechanical reproduction of images. To watch "Star Wars" at 8 and to have a ZX spectrum 48k when I was 13 did the rest, I guess.
I worked as a commercial photographer in BCN before coming to London. When I arrived in the UK I parked my photographic career and started working in the industry from the post production angle.
Once in London, I worked at Taylor James as retoucher for a year, at a moment when CGI exploded into print, and was fascinated by this new paradigm of combining 3 techniques (photography, CGI & retouching).
In 2008 I decided to study Maya, particularly texturing, materials, lighting and rendering - areas, which are completely related to my photographic background. As my knowledge in CGI was growing, I freelanced for other companies as a retoucher (e.g. Douglas Fisher, Saddington Baynes, The Mill). After 5 years of accumulating experience I returned to photography again, now ready to create my own images and win direct commissions with my company, The Image Foundation.
Looking back, every step I took makes a lot of sense, even though there were moments when this crossover spirit made me think whether I should have stayed just in one area of expertise. Luckily, perseverance was always rewarded with results."