Daniel Sánchez Alonso | dansanphoto
Freelance photographer based in Madrid, Spain.
I started in photography in 1989. Buying a book and using my dad’s Voigtländer in the beginning, I soon became more and more passionate about this hobby that kept me broke all the time. But it also brought inspiration and kept me alive and observing what was around me everyday.
Some of my favorite photographers are Cartier-Bresson, Doisneau, Avedon, Leibovitz, Robert Frank, Jean Loup Sieff, Willy Ronis, Albert Watson, Arnold Newman, Rankin, Patrick Demarchelier, …and many others.
I started taking photos of World Music, Jazz and Blues musicians in Cafes in Madrid. Also making portraits of them in their places. And then I thought I wanted to start publishing in Sunday magazines such as El País Semanal or El Dominical. I liked the weekly updates in reportages and portraits of actors, musicians, writers, etc.
I have been publishing since 1993 in magazines in and out of Spain (El País Semanal, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Yo Dona, Io Donna, Vogue Kids, Elle, Bloomberg news, Psychologies, FHM, The Hedge Fund Journal, Audi and BMW magazine, Paradores of Spain and also working for advertising and communication agencies doing reportages at events for Google, Xbox 360º or Universal Pictures.
Besides, I once in a while shoot weddings in a style as I would do with any reportage for a magazine, with a lot of B&W and some colour images, each one capturing the ‘instant decisif’.
My website is about to be updated: http://dansanphoto.com