Mateo – Instagram: @mateo__ramos
We are pleased to welcome Mateo, aka @mateo__ramos a Belgian-Ecuadorian from Vienna | AUSTRIA in our Mobile Photography Gallery. Mateo is a young street photographer shooting mainly in colors. He paid particular attention to the general aesthetics of his photos, with great colors composition and not overloaded details. We asked Mateo to tell us about the picture above as well as about his technique and influences.
“I really started getting interested in street photography two years ago when I discovered the book “Street Photography Now”.”
“This photo was taken in Shanghai, China. I was wandering through the narrow alleyways in one of the old neighborhoods
in Shanghai when I came across this abandoned restaurant. I was attracted by the Chinese character on the door an the contrast between the dark interior and the sunny street. So I framed my picture in order to get both, and waited for someone to come into the frame.”
MY TECHNICAL STUFF
“I’ve been shooting with an Ipod but I recently switched to Iphone 4.
I’m not really into editing, I try to edit my pics as little as possible. But I usually modify the contrast and/or the exposure.
I do that with PS Express.”
“I have been interested in photography since a long time as my father is a cameraman and photographer, but I really
started getting interested in street photography two years ago when I discovered the book “Street Photography Now”. I love the
work of Henri-Cartier Bresson, Bruce Gilden and Trente Park, just to name a few. All the photographers I discovered on Instagram are also a source of inspiration for me.”