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Still life for the digital age by Paloma Rincon

Short profile

Paloma Rincon is a Mexican-born, Madrid-based, global photographer. After graduating with a degree in audiovisual communications, she first began by assisting commercial photographers while also developing her own projects.

In the meantime, her photographs have been displayed in a number of magazines and exhibitions in Europe, North America, and South America. In this interview, Paloma shares how she got interested in photography and what inspires her colorful images.

portrait of paloma rincon.


Can you tell us a little about how you became a photographer? It would be great to hear more about your images!

I have always been interested in art and design, and after graduating with a degree in audiovisual communications, I chose photography to further my career. After taking a few more specific courses, I began assisting commercial photographers while developing my own projects. This gave me the opportunity to take a broader look at the field, its possibilities and technical challenges, and I was able to learn new skills from recognized experts while also developing my own style.

two still lifes of fruit and flowers hanging as prints on a wall.

Photo: Paloma Rincon

As a photographer I mainly focus on still life, but lately I've also been directing moving image projects. I have an idiosyncratic style characterized by bold colors and graphic compositions. I create visual games with a playful language in which the meaning of objects is redefined through unexpected juxtapositions. In my work, I explore perception through physical works that appear to be digitally created and I play with the real and the unreal.

My love of color is probably influenced by being born and raised in Mexico. I love bright and rich colors, which also have something to do with the sunlight you find there.

abstract art with colorful shapes and water.

Photo: Paloma Rincon

How do you get inspired? And what inspires you the most? Movies, books or magazines? Or what surrounds you?

I am influenced by the work of many artists in different disciplines, the more distant they are from what I do, the better: installation art, architecture, illustration, etc. I also believe that we are constantly exposed to so many images that influence us in an unconscious way, often not knowing where the influences come from. I consciously draw inspiration from nature and its beautifully designed patterns and color palettes. I love the visual games and physical interactions that I find in daily life.

two still lifes with abstract colorful motifs.

Photo: Paloma Rincon

What are your plans for the rest of the day?

I plan to wrap up the week with some of my last assignments of the season and head to the mountains where I spend the weekends and find lots of peace and inspiration in nature.

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