Fernando Puche (Madrid, 1966)
is an experienced nature photographer. Since 2000 he
regularly exhibits his work in Spain. He has exhibited
his work in Russia, Argentina and USA as well.
also writes on photography. During the last years his
main concern has been reflecting on the relationship
between nature photography, art and society.
His articles and images have been published in several
prestigious Spanish magazines such as FV, La Fotografía
Actual, Arte y Naturaleza, Film Und Foto,
Fujifilm Professional and Iris. His work
can also be seen in some non Spanish magazines such as
the Scandinavian magazine Camera Natura
and the American magazines Focus and Black
& White Magazine.
he has eight books published: Photography and nature:
Beyond the light (2003), The Inner Landscape
(2005), An Imaginary Journey (2007), Chronicles
of a skeptical photographer (2009), How
photographer Fernando Puche works (2009), Diary
of an amateur photographer (2012), A true
story (2014) and Barayo (2015).
He has given many lectures and
taught several workshops through out Spain.
In 2009 he had his first solo exhibition outside Spain
at the Mountain Light Gallery (California, USA).
is easy to capture. Reality is what we think other
people can see. However, from a photographic point of
view, the capturing of reality is a subjective matter.
My recent work tries to go beyond my own subjective
perception of reality. To be more precise, to create
images that my own eyes never actually saw, but were
nevertheless there. The comparison with my old approach
might question not only the conventions of landscape
photography but those of landscape representation in a
is not a place; it is a point of view. Each person can
see one different landscape even looking to the same
place. To photograph these everyone can see is easy; to
photograph something only you can see is much more
difficult. Our work has to have something personal.
There it is the key: to wonder before to visit a place,
to dream before to photograph.
Landscape photography could be a quest, the quest
to capture something that might not be present in that
place. This is the reason why I decided to go beyond my
old way of representing nature. In order to do that, I
have been revisiting some of my favourite spots trying
to get a more abstract and less obvious vision.
Landscapes are there; everybody can see them. A
photographer should go beyond what their eyes can see. I
keep thinking that every photograph must be an
invitation to grasp new ways of seeing this world.