Artist bio

I started as a freelance photorapher in 2011. I studied Computer Systems engineering, but after 6 years working I realized that photography was my passion in life so I decided to quit my job and start as a photographer. Since then I shoot concerts, mostly jazz and flamenco dance performances. Also I found in nature so many answers about my life, that's why I shoot nature too, and some photos reveals and describes something about me, my present, my past and the way I look at the world.


Inner Light



Artist Statement

Patience...Is all I can say about this photo. It took me a lot of time, even days to get the perfect shot for what I was feeling at that time. Shooting hummingbirds was not and is not an easy task. So as all my work in photo, patience is everything.

How it fits into contest

I took this photo when I was having some fears about my new path in life which was to become a freelance photographer. When I decided to quit my job as an engineer, at first I was very excited about it but suddenly I started to have some depression because not everything was clear in this new path, and I hadn't any job taking photos at first.

How would I be able to pay my rent, my food, my expenses? how can I start over something completely new? I was able to see all my fears, my insecurities, my doubts, I was able to see my own darkness and I was very drowned on it. A lot of fears envolved me and in this depression time I spent most part of my days in my room with the lights off, just with a candle lighting my room. I spent several days in this situation, just meditating and praying with the light of the candle.

And suddenly I started to realize that this small light of the candle was able to illuminate my entire room, that even in this darkness, thanks to that little light I was able to see my drawers, my bed, my curtains, my desk, my books. This tiny light brightens up within all this darkness. And a thought came into my mind "this little light represents me, my heart, my love and passion for photography and for living, and this darkness in my room all the fears I have, and even when the light is very small not everything is dark, so as long as I have this love and passion I will be able to see in the darkest days and the worst fears, the way to go out of this darkness"...And this is what I wanted to show in this photo, the hummingbird represents my inner light, my candle, my love, my passion for what I do rising up within all the darkness.


Marco Antonio Almazan. I took this photo setting everything by myself

How to Purchase this Artwork

Limited copies of the print are available for sale, for more information regarding dimensions, kind of paper, frame, please send an email or a whatsapp to:
+521 5535 6292 87

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