Daniel Espinoza (Mexico City, 1979) lives and works in Zürich. Daniel focuses his work in photography and collage. While studying for his degree in Engineering in Mexico City and following his passion, Daniel undertook different courses in photography and worked profusely in the dark room polishing his technique. Since then, he has developed his practice relying on passion and by completing diploma studies in contemporary photography, art history and art critique. After living in England and Spain, in 2010 Daniel moved to Zürich where he started to mature his photographic ideas and to craft his own style. In 2015 Daniel founded and started curating analog magazine, a curated space for contemporary analog photography and creative writing. Daniel works with analog cameras as this is his preferred photographic medium.


Statement
I enjoy portraying ironic situations, singularities, oddities and unfamiliar connections in order to create fictional narratives that lead to personal interpretations where the observer will retrieve inner emotions to make their own stories. In this way, my practice is based in abstract observations of the world that surrounds me and recreations of my mind, playing constantly with the rational and the irrational.


Exhibitions & Contests
2017
"Unexpected Pleasures", Festival Boutographies, Montpellier, France. (Shortlisted)

2016
Group show, "Ride your guayabas", Revela-T, Barcelona, Spain

2014
Group show, “Isolation”, Expo-TransKultur, Zurich, Switzerland

2012
Group show, Photo12 – Photo Schweiz, Maag Hallen, Zurich, Switzerland
Group show, “Talento Lasallista”, Universidad La Salle, Mexico City, Mexico

2011
Group show, “10th anniversary of the Tragameluz photo-collective”, Chiapas, Mexico

2009
Group show, “Phocus800 – 800th anniversary of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Group show, “Cesar Augusto contest”, Tarragona, Spain

2007
Solo show, “Alcanzar el cielo”, Chiapas, Mexico


Selected online features
Positive Magazine
L'Oeil de la Photographie

despinozaj[at]gmail.com