Ale Zea (*1977 Seville, Spain) graduated from the faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Seville in 2003. He currently lives and works as a photographer, graphic designer and painter in Germany.
„During my studies at the faculty of Fine Arts I established the first contacts with photography. At these times the first digital reflex cameras were brought on the market, our professor was in fact the only one who owned such a camera then. Me and the majority of my fellow students however, we were so proud of our analogue cameras. Luckily I had the chance to experience with my camera, with developing films in the darkroom, with techniques of amplification and the possibilities of the reproduction on paper. Photography opened a door to a completely new world to me Ð it was fantastic!
After various experience and experimenting within different genres of photography I discovered my true passion: nature and kids photography.
During my years at university I already got in touch with nature via the art of painting. But when I accompanied with my camera an expedition of the Department of Geosciences of the University of Tübingen travelling through the south of Greenland, I experienced for the first time the fascinating beauty of a pure and at the same time wild nature. These moments captivated me in such a way that I decided to dedicate myself entirely to nature photography. Since then I have spent a lot of my time in and with nature and I really feel committed to protecting, admiring, saving and respecting it.
My other great passion is the children photography which I thankfully can realize professionally in Germany as well as in Spain. I love to photograph kids of all ages, in fact, for me it is a great pleasure and a big challenge at the same time. I always enjoy catching kids and their beauty, innocence, cheekiness, freshness, nativeness and tenderness with the camera and thereby I realize and relive the child in me.”
(Annotation: due to the protection of the youth you will not find any photograph of children on my webside)