Photographer of the Day: Ana Devora

ADC Member shoots whatever her inspiration leads her to capture

August is winding down, but it’s still Photography Month here on the ADC blog. We are featuring a different photographer every day of the month. Some are seasoned professionals, some are young up and comers, and some are just amateur shutterbugs taking snapshots on the side. One thing they have in common: they are all ADC Members, part of our globe-spanning creative community. We hope that you enjoy their work as much as they love creating it!

ana profile pictureANA DEVORA
Madrid, Spain
+34 620 680 801 / +1 917 769 5420

How old were you when you took an interest in photography, and when did it become more than an interest?

I’ve been interested in photography — as well as any other medium that allowed me to explain myself — since I was little.

What do you love most about photography as an artform?

I love photography as an artform because it allows me to capture the moment in an instant and transmit it in just one image instead of an entire full text.

What is your favorite thing to shoot?

As a Cinematographer and Visual Artist, you have to tell the story within images, and those images were created through light and shadows. It doesn’t matter if it’s a landscape, people or just the water, I like to shoot everything that inspires me. choosing the right moment of the day or creating it with artificial lights to recreate a natural and real moment.

I come up with something in my mind and then I try to find that in reality.

“…you have to tell the story within images, and those images were created through light and shadows.”

What is your favorite piece of equipment?

I think more important than the technology is the idea and the cinematic eye. If you use the same stuff all the time and work on the same kind of stories, you stagnate and feel bored, I like to experiment time and again. The technology is a medium, and I use it in order to suit my purpose according with each project.

Which person most inspires your photographic passion? Which professional photographers do you look up to?

I don’t have just one person who inspires me; everything could inspire me in a certain way each day. I could find it in a landscape, in a music video, in a film or in some paintings, or in a person I find in the middle of the street. Inspiration is something you could achieve in a dream, and within a few days or weeks it knocks on your door.