Photographer Jordi Corbilla was born in Spain and has been living in London since 2011. He’s the eldest of three, one brother and one sister and always had a creative side, that he wanted to explore further. Jordi started photography around 2007 when he bought his first Pentax (K10D with a 18-55mm lens). As many other photographers, Jordi acquired his first DSLR just to take better pictures and to capture those decisive moments.
His greediness for learning helped to master his skills as a photographer as he’s completely self-taught. It didn't take long to realise, that Street photography was driving most of his pictures and Jordi wanted to expand that knowledge to build more interesting shots. Being a street photographer means, that you need to have the nerve and the courage to shoot scenes of strangers amongst strangers. To gain confidence, it's just a matter of practice.
Nowadays Jordi tries to shoot a wide variety of subjects from candid photography to portraits, fashion or landscapes. He can see beauty everywhere and it doesn't take him long to see something, that catches his attention. Jordi could mention many photographers, that have inspired him during all these years, but the one, who introduced him to Street Photography, was Eric Kim, which Jordi has been following since them. Everything started right there and since then he hasn't stopped taking pictures. Now Jordi is getting more into portraiture photography and fashion which he likes a lot as he can use all the
techniques, learnt during all these years shooting on the street: „It's all about the same, but you can actually get more creative and use whatever is there on the street to compose your shoots“.
Jordi likes experimenting a lot, with different settings, different lenses until his ‚idea’ comes out. One of
his projects is called 100 portraits of human emotion: „It's just about shooting portraits of people and getting to know them“. This project helps Jordi to connect with his subjects and also to make them feel comfortable in front of the camera: „Getting the human sentiment without a forced pose is one of the most difficult tasks and when you get it right, your photo becomes a priceless moment captured“
Many of Jordi’s projects involve urban moments. That's, why he likes shooting on the streets. He tend to travel a lot so he can get more compelling photos with different backgrounds. Over the summer he’s planning a new project, that involves a series of vintage portraits in different locations, mostly flower fields where his subject will display some feminine happiness.
A Nikon D7000 with 18-105mm f3.5, 50mm f1.8, 35mm f1.8, 85mm f1.8 and 70-300mm f4 is the equipment, Jordi is using: „It's an excellent machine and it never has stopped me from taking the shot that I wanted“. His favourite lense is the 85mm, which is great for portraits. Jordi does enjoy also, what comes next after the picture is taken. His main tools are Lightroom and Photoshop which he knows very well.
„Some of my qualities are, that I am quite patient and observant“ and Jordi believes these ones are key for being a good photographer.