Interview: Dani Enamorado

If creativity was a boat, Dani Enamorado would be the captain. A captain who loves to sail, enjoys every wave and makes a work of art with it. And we are lucky he shares it with us everyday.

Today we have the pleasure to talk to him and get to know a little bit more about him and his ideas.

What picture would you love to take? And what do you wish was yours?

That’s a tricky question! I think I would love to take a picture of a person in my family who is not with us anymore, that would be so special. Emotions are more important than techniques for me.

How do you think someone who sees your style for the first time would describe it?

I really don’t think I have a defined style. And to be honest, artists who have a defined style make me a bit jealous, but on the other hand, I think that being versatile is great too. Being able to adapt my style to any project is also a plus.

But my works tend to be versatile, usable, modern and minimalist.

If you could only take pictures of one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

If I had to choose only one thing to take pictures of, it would definitely be flowers. Flowers give me, in addition to beauty, a constant versatility, it is constantly changing, colors, shapes, textures, etc. That would help me to have a different point of creativity and style at all times. I think that choosing a single thing to photograph for the rest of your life would be the death for any artist, due to the limitations that this entails in terms of creativity, and I think that flowers are the solution.

What has been your most difficult photograph or session?

The one that I have not managed to finish due to lack of creativity. Sometimes creativity is not there, and forcing it only makes you block and make mistakes in each step of the production. When creativity does not exist, you do not like what you see, nor the results you are getting, and you do not know why you are failing in because you are blocked, then the best thing is to pause, feed on life and emotions and come back when you feel you are ready.

What are your references?

Mitsuko Nagone, Rineke Dijkstra, Eugenio Recuenco, Maley and Marc Tran.

And, outside of photography?

Frida Kahlo, Magritte, Vermeer and Yorgos Lanthimos.

What is your creative process?

I constantly investigate usage trends, what users are looking for, especially style and color, Instagram is a good ally for this. The concept here has no form, there is only aesthetics, types of composition, lighting, color, etc.

I organize a list of topics that I want to address throughout the year, it is not that in January I start organizing them, I work on them little by little throughout the year, giving special importance to seasonal events since they are the ones that give me the best results in Stock photography.

With Pinterest, I create boards and organize better. The idea becomes more tangible and I make notes and sketches to develop the concept,

My phone is also my main work tool, with folders, notes, photos, some movie frames, people, lighting, places, etc. I haven’t seen most of them yet, they’re still sleeping on my phone, but when I need a push of creativity, I explore those folders and the truth is that they help me a lot, although other times I don’t even understand what I liked about a specific image.

What inspires you?

I think that the state of mind in which we find ourselves is essential for any creative process, and based on this I prepare myself for the type of photography I am going to work on. Music is something that helps me a lot, I listen to any type, choosing a particular style in each case to enhance what I want to project.

Thanks to my current job as an art director of photography, my eye is continuously training, and working with different photographers with different specialties and different points of view and styles helps me to explore and open up the possibilities in any field. This is really inspiring .

Today I firmly believe that any resource, whether we are talking about photography or design, has a guaranteed success if it is taken care of in detail and has a clear concept. In addition to photography, in my contributor profile you can find templates and designs. I am not really trained as a designer, but it is something that catches my attention and I am learning in a self-taught way with the thought of being able to specialize professionally one day.

What do you think a creative person means in life?

In sociological matters, a creative person brings madness to life and to any other person. It is the engine of emotions and spontaneity. It is the meaning of the expiration date, since everything is constantly changing, encouraging reinvention.

I also believe that this is applicable to any field, for example industry. The mixture of ergonomics and design, reinvention, usability, excite, move, all this cohering it in a single way so that, in addition to making it unique, it has usability to thus delay its expiration date.

If you had to choose a book, a song and a movie…

I am very versatile, it is difficult to decide on just one but here they go:

The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon, Mr. Nobody and 4 Non Blondes – What’s Up