As an architect turned photographer, one thing is abundantly clear — Aida Rivero understands angles. That said, she approaches her work with a wide-eyed curiosity, offering ambitious compositions that still feel natural and real.
Though she’s based in the Canary Islands, Rivero is a well-traveled photog that has documented her colourful discoveries on the aptly titled Instagram page “Candy Perfume World.”
As any traveler knows, the hotel room is the staple of any journey. Still, with her hotel-based photo series, Rivero has proven that she can find magic in the most banal locations.
We caught up with Rivero to understand her blueprint for success.
What inspired this particular project?
I love to capture femininity and intimacy. This hotel room series was perfect for that.
Are you purely a photographer or do you have other creative pursuits?
Actually, I’m an architect and I love everything related with art and design. That’s why photography popped up along the way.
Why did you choose photography over other creative mediums?
In photography, I found the best way to express myself. For me, it’s all about the way you see the world — how you capture a moment and freeze it in time.
What camera did you shoot on and how does your gear help you as a photographer?
Canon 6D. Right now my camera is part of me. It’s my eyes and my soul. I don’t go anywhere without it.
If you could shoot any subject, who would it be and why?
I like shooting people with special features. For example, a shaved girl (which I already do) or a very blonde girl or a girl with a very straight hair cut. It doesn’t have to be a specific person, but they must have something that I find peculiar.
If you could go anywhere to shoot where would it be and why?
I’m dying to visit La Muralla Roja — a building located in Spain, from the Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill. As an architect I’m attracted to urban landscapes, and I think this building is a must see, also because of its colours. I would love to shoot there.
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