In collaboration with the talented Ben Rains, I will be offering prints of my work.
Prints are available in three sizes:
- 8x12 inches for $35
- 12x18 inches for $65
- 16x24 inches for $95
plus shipping cost.
You can select from any of the photos I published here on Tumblr (or on any of my other pages: Facebook, Flickr) in 2013.
Prints will be museum quality archival pigment inkjet prints on a Hahnemühle cotton rag paper—suitable for framing and collecting.
Prints will be signed.
To place a print order please email me the following information:
1. A link to the photograph/photographs you want.
2. The print size for each photograph.
3. Your shipping address.
Once we receive your order we will send you an email confirming the photograph/photographs you are interested in purchasing. Following this email you will receive a Paypal invoice to begin the payment process. Once your transaction is complete and cleared your prints will be shipped within 7 business days.
Hi Eduardo, First and foremost, I am a HUGE fan of your portraits. They're haunting and beautiful and have so much to them in their simplicity. I notice you shoot primarily dancers and women with dancer-type bodies. Do you ever consider shooting women with fuller shapes? I think it could be interesting to capture their beauty in the same way that you've captured model-body beauties. Anyway, just a thought I had scrolling through your beautiful page. Keep sharing with us! xo
Thank you for the kind words! Yes, I consider people of any size. Ultimately, I end up working with people I find beautiful. Shooting for me is a certain falling in love, not a cataloguing. It is therefore deliberately biased. I love how everyone sees beauty in different things. This is how I see it. Developing my perspective is the point of the exercise.
Quick reminder: Tomorrow I will be giving away one of two copies of 3333, the 8x12 softcover book containing thirty-three of my favorite recent photographs, signed, dated, and numbered. I’ll announce the winner at noon Louisiana time. I’ll take into consideration anyone who has shared a photo up until then. If you have shared a photograph, please remember (a) to send me a private message or leave me a comment, and (b) to make the photo you shared public, so I can see whether it’s one of the prints in the book.
Also: Printing this book and a few other photographs for a friend has me really excited about producing more tangible pieces. So expect a few more announcements about print-related goods in the next few days and weeks.
Prof. Izquierdo: I greatly appreciate the art that you send out to the world but most importantly the sharing of the process involved with your collaboration. Reading their testements about how you share your ideas and involve your subjects in the creative process further instills confidence that this approach yield ethereal images. Thank you for sharing to the world that to create art we must understand who and what is in front of us to tell a STORY! (amat victoria curam)
Thank you for this most wonderful comment. The truth is I’ve hesitated sharing the process from the point of view of the model. Mainly because I want to avoid them sounding like superficial praise. My intention is that they may shed light on my approach - as everyone’s must be so different and interesting. I’m glad to hear this is coming through.
Hi Eduardo. The way in which your models describe the shared process from their perspective has been incredibly enlightening. I feel far more prepared to let the ice break, allowing the model and I to discover and capture a moment that is honest. I know you adore natural light, but I do not have a minimalistic space with a reliable source of sunlight. So I was curious, if you were to implement studio lighting, how would you approach the shoot & what would you do differently?
I’m really glad you’ve found it interesting. After running my first workshop, I realized that most of the questions other photographers had about how I work were sometimes better answered by the models who I had worked with in the past.
About artificial light. I would avoid it at all cost. I used it for a year or two, but I realized it detracted so much attention from my interaction with the subject. That applies for everything else just as well. The less gadgets you have to play with, the more engaged and sensitive to the unfolding situation you will be.
I am an aspiring photographer and have done close to 12 shoots now, I love the natural feminine appeal you give to the photograph and it really shines through how you make the models feel, beautiful and safe yet vulnerable in a way. Lovely, just lovely. I hope if I ever need guidance I could come to you. Thank you for bringing this beauty into the world.
Hei there, thank you for the lovely comment. I’d be more than happy to do the best I can to provide guidance.
Hi Eduardo, I just wanted to say I absolutely adore your images and ask if you use any stylists or other crew on your shoots? Also your models all seem to be so naturally beautiful - do you impose a minimal (or no?) make up rule to photograph or is this merely incidental or by the choice of your models?
Hei, thank you for the kind words. I’ve never used a stylist. The shoot is just me and the subject. I always ask them to come to the shoot as natural as they can - no makeup, no jewelry, no hairstyling, no nail polish. On rare occasions, my partner will walk into the house during a shoot, and she’ll play with the model’s hair, or wardrobe (e.g., this recent photo).
Good day Eduardo, I was just browsing through your photographs earlier tonight at a local bar with some alcohol and I could have sworn I almost fell out of my seat squealing at how incredibly brilliant you are. Thank you for your photographs, and for allowing your models to be human. Stay golden :)
Thank you for the kind words. Although enough alcohol can have that effect of making one fall out of chairs on its own, it’s wonderful to hear my photography may have been a contributing factor! And, such beautiful drawings on your blog. I’ll peruse Tonight. Thank you for getting in touch - good day indeed.
Hello! Do you have any tips for shoot in natural light with no shade?
Yes. Position your subject in one place. Then take a photo of them from every angle that you can: 360 degrees. Then study each of them. What do you like from each? What do you not like? What effect to you achieve at 0 degrees from the sun? What effect do you achieve at 180 degrees from it? Analyze the results. Write them in your notebook. And go out the next day and try it again. (If you shoot film, I’d recommend borrowing a digital camera to help you accelerate the learning process. Everything you’ll learn about yourself and the light will transfer perfectly back to film).