The super talented photographer Fede Delibes @fededelibes, who has worked with many prestigious brands such as Jean Paul Gaultier or Versace, tells us more about his journey with photography, his creative process and the inspiration behind his superb aesthetic in this exclusive interview for Vanity Teen online!
Q: Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
A: I am a photographer especially interested in portraying young people and their youth spirit, attracted to the beauty that exists in the daily moments of life.
Q: Your photography is superb. How did you become a professional photographer and what made you do it?
A: It takes a long long time. I started studying photography in a school in Madrid, Spain. One of the photographers who were teaching there asked me to start working with him as a photography assistant. This was twelve years ago. I’ve been working with many photographers, ones more focused on advertising and others focused in fashion. Through all this time I’ve been taking my personal pictures. Three years ago I started working for magazines and brands. The first brand who gave me an oportunity was Palomo Spain, always grateful Alejandro and fam!
Q: The coloring in your images, the composition, the light and everything is perfect. What’s your creative process when doing a photoshoot?
A: To be honest I don’t have a “creative process”. I’m always buying and reading photography books, seeing the works of classic fashion photographers but also contemporary fashion photographers. I’m obsessed with the feeling and the aesthetics of the old pictures, the color, the textures… so when I’m working, I’m always trying to get that similar feeling on my pics.
Q: What’s on your mind when you are working?
A: Besides what I’ve just told you, my other obsession is to catch the inside of the people that im shooting with. I love when you can feel the personality of the model in a photograph.
Q: You’ve worked for Jean Paul Gaultier and Versace with Hailey Bieber. What was it like working with such important names in the industry?
A: It’s completely a pleasure. Jean Paul Gaultier is one of my favorite brands ever. I love his creations, his campaigns, and above all, the team that is working on the brand. Versace was a dream of course.
Q: What’s your favorite part about your job? And the worse?
A: My favorite part is the shooting time, where the magic happens. The worst is the post production work, on commercial works especially.
Q: I can tell from seeing your work that your images require great efforts to do them, both before the shoot and afterwards with the editing. Was it easy for you to find your style? How would you define it?
A: It is, I do a big work before the shooting and also after it when I have to edit. This way everything can flow while shooting. Yes, for me it’s easy to find my style. Honestly, I do nothing to do this, it’s my vision and it comes out naturally. I couldn’t take pictures that didn’t look like mine I think.
Q: How does the future look to you? Are you working in any projects now?
A: The future always looks exciting for me! I love to grow on a personal and professional level continuously. I’m now working on my second fanzine. I want to launch it in September, and it will continue the style of the first one I launched named “That’s Personal”. I’m very excited about this project.
Q: Last but not least, how would you help those who might be considering to pursue an art/photography career? What would you tell them?
A: Work hard, be your self, enjoy taking pictures and work hard again!