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 analogue photography and worked profusely in the dark room polishing his technique. Since then, he has developed his practice 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 space dedicated to contemporary analogue photography and creative writing, which now publishes 3 printed issues per year.
Daniel works with analog cameras as this is his preferred photographic medium.
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
Solo show, "Magic realism", Zurich, Switzerland.
"Unexpected Pleasures", Festival Boutographies, Montpellier, France. (Shortlisted)
Group show, "Ride your guayabas", Revela-T, Barcelona, Spain
Group show, “Isolation”, Expo-TransKultur, Zurich, Switzerland
Group show, Photo12 – Photo Schweiz, Maag Hallen, Zurich, Switzerland
Group show, “Talento Lasallista”, Universidad La Salle, Mexico City, Mexico
Group show, “10th anniversary of the Tragameluz photo-collective”, Chiapas, Mexico
Group show, “Phocus800 – 800th anniversary of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Group show, “Cesar Augusto contest”, Tarragona, Spain
Solo show, “Alcanzar el cielo”, Chiapas, Mexico
Selected online features
L'Oeil de la Photographie