Sergio Casado. Making dreams come true
I've always dreamed with capturing the beauty of magical moments that take place in our lives. Photography allows me to realize this dream. I believe it let us relive forever those unique instants, to save them eternally. That's what I love about photography: an emotion, a moment, one second lasting forever.
Here's a list of some more curious and personal facts about me:
I'm Spanish, based in Murcia, a beautiful city by the Mediterranean sea coast. We annually enjoy more than 300 days of bright sun and blue sky so if you like to use natural light in your photography this is the place to be!
I love travelling and meeting new people/places. I've been living and working for at least 6 months in the following locations: London (UK), Boston (USA), Geneva (Switzerland) and Rotterdam (The Netherlands). When I was 18, I moved to Barcelona to study Business Administration so I have also lived there for 5 years, it's my second home!
I love cooking, fresh, organic and delicious food. Mainly Mediterranean style although I'm not afraid of trying anything new and have gained my family's trust over time with my creative skills. My favorite Spanish dish is probably paella.
I'm a sports fanatic. Although my biggest passion is football I love and follow a lot of them: Can't miss a Formula 1 Grand Prix, tennis or golf Grand Slam. I've been trying to stay in good shape lately and I run quite often around the city, usually 9-10 Km.
We're invaded by Apple products at home (never enough!) but what I really love is what these things allow us to do and create in a very inspiring and particular way.
I've watched thousands of movies, some of them many many times! (Frozen is 3 times/day played at home). Love going to the cinema although since I became a father it's been more difficult to go as often as in the past. I'm strong believer that any kind of movie can be great in its own genre: The Godfather, Toy Story and Pretty Woman are all good examples of this idea to me.
I'm always listening to music when at home, driving or running. I tend to put my focus on the melody more than the lyrics. I like a lot the following bands and singers: Counting Crows, U2, The Beatles, Dire Straits, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Dylan, John Mayers, etc.
Nothing will never get close to the amazing experience of being a parent and seeing your baby grow. I'm so fortunate to be Sofia's dad and learn from her everyday many things.
I believe photography should be approached as an art, and it has greater power (and responsibility) than most people might think. It can inspire, evoque emotion and communicate like no other media: "One image says more than thousand words".
Having professional photography equipment only makes you an "owner" of some expensive technology tools. How to use these tools on an artistic way to capture emotional content and above all, understanding light, is what makes someone a photographer.