I was born in Mexico City in 1979, but at a very young age I moved with my parents to Chiapas in the south of Mexico, where I grew up and following my dad’s example with a SLR camera, developed a passion for photography. Afterwards I returned to Mexico City to study Industrial Engineering and at the same time undertook courses in analogue photography and developed my skills in the darkroom. After living in the UK and Spain, in 2010 I moved to Zurich with my wife, where I currently live and work. In 2015 I started a magazine dedicated to promote contemporary analogue photography (https://www.analogmagazine.ch) and it is now evolved into a small independent publishing house (https://www.analogpublishing.com).


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
2018
Solo show, "Magic realism", Zurich, Switzerland.

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