CHECHU PAJARES

"It's the people and the little moments that make life great"

BACKGROUND:

 

After studying law, graduated as a lawyer and soon realized that it was not his thing. He continued traveling camera in hand and made his first job as a photographer in California, where he discovered his true vocation and began his professional career.


Chechu is a photographer and filmmaker. He dedicates his time to photography and video, both commercial and documentary, together with the Childhood and Development Association in India, and his own Association, The Water Van Project. Todyay, along with three of his best friends, they have already provided water purification filters to more than 45,000 people from disadvantaged communities in Latin America. Now, they are planning the production of a documentary and a photo book on the project, with the aim of promoting awareness about the World Water Crisis .


Early in 2018, he produced and directed "From Lost To The Desert", a documentary project exploring surfing through the desert of Western Sahara. Today, the documentary has already been chosen in 12 international film festivals. surfing.


Last year he made a photographic exhibition at the DGTL Art & Revolution in Barcelona, ​​on the problem of plastic in our oceans and the small steps we can take as a society to remedy it.


At the end of this last year 2018 and together with Mareo Rodríguez and Franco Méndez, they presented the project "DESERT SKINS" at the Festival of Islamic Art, in the Arab Emirates. Using video video mapping in a dark room, they installed an audiovisual journey in the sculpture of the series "Mantos" by Mareo, which represents the layers of the earth, from its creation in the cosmos to the relationship with the human being.


Currently, in February 2019, he is exhibiting his photographic projects "Agua de vida" and "Huellas" at Opera Lounge Barcelona.

 

In June 2019, he is making two different exhibitions about his project "Introspection" in Madrid and Barcelona, in the two big surf festivals of both cities. An exhibition that Chechu describes as a deep internal observation about the sea, and consequently, about itself.

Chechu believes that small moments are what make life great. His future? To keep collecting this moments.

 

WITH LOVE:

Since I was very little I was very interested in photography. I was always fluttering with a camera in my pocket. In each trip, each party, in each family reunion, there was my little camera throwing photos as if there is no tomorrow. Years pass and memories are become less clear. The years pass and the photos are the only way to remember many things. To relive those summers when we were a pack of crazy monkeys, and only thing that mattered was having a good time. I became obsessed. I became a damn maniac to freeze every moment non stop. I admit that sometimes it was a pain in the ass. Thanks to that, I began to observe the world in a different way, to see things from another perspective. I learned that it is the small moments that make life great. As a result of my obsession, I came up with the question that maybe to always walk with the camera wouldn´t let me experience the essence of things, the magic of moments in which I should perhaps forget about the camera, forget everything. How to fully feel the sunrise if I you´re always pending to take pictures? I tried to forget about her but I always missed something that I would have liked to capture. Fuck! It cost me a lot but I ended up learning to shoot while I was completely present... And then, boom! I fell madly in LOVE. Watching those moments again make me relive some of the best moments of my like. Mentally going back to that place, and meet those people... Feels so good. In a way, photography has taught me to appreciate more everything that surrounds us. The world is awesome, people are amazing. What happens today will never happen again. Take photos! It does not matter if it's a mobile potato, a cheap camera or the most expensive one in the market. Photography is not about the camera, the resolution or the sharpness... Photography is the moment, the feeling, the fact of freezing small unrepeatable moments that will one day thrill you again more than the day they occurred.