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Jose Mena Àlvarez

I live in a privileged place, in a fertile plain where two rivers flow, surrounded by immense orange trees, at a very short distance of the most wild and depopulated mountains in Europe.

Nature and the rural world are my passions, and photography is the instrument which I use to transmit everything that my eyes see.

My first images came out of a Kodak Instamatic that my parents bought me when I was 9, a very rudimentary object with only two positions, sun and shade. As a teenager I had a slight quality increase with the Olympus Pen F. But it wasn’t until the arrival of the Nikon FM2 that I fully entered the world of professional analog images. A first stage filled with excitement soon became in frustration, as my mind worked faster than what my hands and my knowledge could achieve. I asked myself if I would get the amazing images of those great nature photographers.

The path until now has been a long process of continuous learning, especially taking into account that digital images didn’t exist until some years later, making the photographic process much harder.

And it was in that predigital stage when the figure of the person who has been my inspiration, has guided my steps and that I have been deliberately trying to imitate emerged, Ricardo Vila. His photographic work is simply masterly, in times when obtaining an image wasn’t as easy as nowadays, where digital technology helps us at all times hugely facilitating the labour of today’s photographers. It is in this aspect, without taking away from current works, where the value of his photography is seen.

All of my photographs are part of a personal project, a challenge as my Mexican friend and photographer Juan Nava Steiner said: “interpreting nature without touching her, without transforming her and without faking her essence, learning from her everyday as a way of life. Appreciating her own spirit so that we can all take care of her together. Let each item be itself, let every living being have a place and respect, because respecting their existence is how one respects himself”

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Nuestros Servicios

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Sesiones de fotografía

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Momentos

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Publicaciones

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Standard

$3999
Monthly
  • Up to 6 Hours of coverage
  • Engagement session
  • Photo Album
  • 20 - 8x10 prints of your choosing
  • 16x20 gallery wrapped canvas!
  • High resolution digital images
  • Full rights to prints
  • Free retouching!

Budget

$2999
Monthly
  • Up to 6 Hours of coverage
  • Engagement session
  • Photo Album
  • 20 - 8x10 prints of your choosing
  • 16x20 gallery wrapped canvas!
  • High resolution digital images
  • Full rights to prints
  • Free retouching!
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Our Customers

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees.

    Jobs

    • Exposiciones fotográficas itinerantes de naturaleza, calendarios, publicaciones y colaboraciones en diferentes organismos e instituciones, tanto públicas como privadas.
    • Imágenes del libro “La sierra de Enguera” de Jose M. Simón.
    • Libro de Vva de Castellón.
    • Imágenes del libro sobre el pueblo de Navarrés.
    • Trabajo fotográfico para el centro de interpretación Sierra Mariola.
    • Imágenes para la Asociación Medio Ambiental Reserva-lago El Corralot.
    • Libro “Les plantes son la solució” del profesor Salvador Murillo.
    • Trabajo fotográfico Zona Natural Toll d’Ascla (Onda).
    • Trabajo fotográfico para el paraje natural “curs mitjà del riu Palància”.

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    For more information

    Email: mena@menanat.com
    Phone: +34 616 299 396