My name is Xavier and for the last decade I've been living in the south-east of England, more precisely in Brighton. Life is good by the beach!
During this time I've been working as food and portrait photographer and to be honest, I haven’t shot for TV celebrity chefs, nor have I shot a banquet at Buckingham Palace I haven’t even been featured on a glossy photography blog but that’s OK because I’m always busy creating content for the best independent businesses in the South-East, London and abroad as well as photographing recipes and ingredients for cookbooks.
My life's goal has always been to be as creative as possible in everything that I do. That's why I'm constantly staying up to date with the latest trends in photography, design and digital marketing so my clients can stay ahead of their competitors and no one gets bored with my work.
Did I mention I'm a mix of Mexican & Catalan and I'm proud of my roots? But as they say, home is where the heart is.
As well as food photography, I also shoot portraiture, fashion and lifestyle for different designers, brands and editorials and have being published in the likes of Conde Nast Traveller, Vogue, The Chap...
Teaching is the second thing I enjoy the most after taking pictures. I currently run one-to-one workshops in Brighton focused on food photography and the basics of photography and I run a whole day food photography workshop at the CNM in London.
Aside from my commercial work, I like to produce personal projects based on ideas I have and collaborations I do with other creatives. These are shown on my blog (El Fotografo) where I also write about photography, food and life experiences.
My work has won a few awards, I'm very grateful for these but still feel unsure if I truly deserve them or the judges were rigged. Those who know me say I'm a genuine and transparent fella but it's in my nature to question everything. I believe in honesty, loyalty, community, collaboration and team work. Let's shoot together!