Hector Socorro

Hector Socorro

TIFA 2021 Interview with Hector Socorro
1st Place winner in Editorial, Non-Professional, “Roisin”

Q: Tell us a bit about your background? How did you discover your love for photography?

Since I was a child I had great creative abilities, illustration was my first great passion. Then with the growth I abandoned my creative side and I noticed that emptiness for a few years. then photography found me and I found photography.

Q: What was your last work and how did the initial spark of inspiration come about?

It is important to meet with people with the same artistic concerns as you and that we all come together to create a story, that is where the magic arises and this is how this editorial arose.

Q: You were awarded TIFA 2021 Non-Professional Editorial Photographer of the Year for your colourful image series, Roisin. The models are dressed in vivid colors, extravagant shoes and accessories. You draw the parallel between the models and poisonous lizards, which is a very intriguing concept. How did you go about making your idea, clothes and accessories to harmonize with each other?

That is the great work of the creative and stylistic team, they are the ones who create these fabrics from scratch. but everything arises in pre-production, pre-production work is the key.

Q: What other genres do you enjoy creating in and why?

I like conceptual photography for its capacity for intentionality. intervening in the discourse and not being a mere spectator is my motivation to take photographs and in the field of conceptual photography, fashion photography or advertising photography it is where I feel most comfortable.

Q: What does winning this award mean to you?

Well, in the first place it means that I am on the right path and doing things well. on the other hand, winning an international award gives visibility and prestige, which is another fundamental element.

Q: What would be your dream project in photography if there would be no budget limits and you could travel anywhere, photograph anything/anyone?

A campaign for a big brand, maybe for Gucci. Creating a campaign without financial or resource limits is a dream and will soon come true.

Q: Which professional photographers have inspired you most?

I have drawn on the great classical photographers from Ansel Adams, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Diane Arbus … to the great contemporary photographers such as Eugenio Recuenco, David Lachapelle but also from a large number of current unknown photographers.

Q: Are you working on something new right now? Can you tell us a little bit about it?

I am always working on something new. My goal was always to create the best version of my own style and new ideas emerge along the way. Now I have decided to bring my photographs to life through video.