Who am I?
Since this is a photography blog, I will start saying my “artistic” name is Mario Photographez. Well, my real name is Mario Fernandez Perez. At first glance the fact that I have 2 surnames may result a bit shocking for most people. The reason is that I am spaniard and that is how many each of us are named in Spain. Just for you to know, the frist comes from the father whereas the second does it from the mother. Here in the UK I have learnt to use only my first surname (sorry mom!) since, otherwise everything can end in a proper fuss like ending up with Fernandez as a middle name and Perez as my first Surname, and then I can have funny troubles with banks, and legal matters…
My homeland is Mejorada del Campo, a little town of the east of Madrid, just 13 milles away from the city center. The accesses to the “big city” are quite good if you have a car and not so if you move by bus or train, although it is not too bad!
Almost 3 years ago I decided to move to London along with my girlfriend and… here I am, with no plans of comming back so far, but never forgeting my roots!
If I had to describe myself, I love Photography, thing that is getting clear as I go, and clearer it will become as you read. I am electronics enginneer, carreer that I have always fancied since I was barely a child.
Now that you know my first surname, Fernandez, and that I love what I love, Photography you can have an idea of what I based in to choose my artistic name: MARIO PHOTOGRAPHEZ.
Photography is such a wide and extensive field that I also plan to talk (or should I say post) about a bunch of things that are implicitly or explicitly in relation with it. I will try to touch own personal experiences, photographic projects, professional part-time jobs I may carry out if I get lucky and get the momentum I need, publish news, show favourite pictures (mines and others) and in definitive trying to be as enjoyable and entertening as I possibly can.
For many many years this cyclical idea constantly showed up and faded down in my little brain (inside this rather big head, hehe). It has not been until tonight when I decided to give it a bit more importance, or priority, so that I listened to it and let that idea to lead me through the first steps. I look forward to updating the blog quite often.
Tomorrow I will resume with my second post, one interesting DIY job I have been working in this evening and is almost complete by now.
P.S.: As you can see I am not native english, far from that my english needs a lot of improving but this blog thing can also be a really good exercise for me and my english so a bit of patience would be much appreciated, hehehe.