Cayetano González

Cinematographer & Photographer

BIOGRAPHY

My grandparents met during their studies in the University of Fine Arts in Valencia. Most of my close relatives work in the field of visual arts. On my behalf, I’ve always wanted to be a painter, and was fascinated by many artists: Sorolla, Velázquez, Rembrandt, Delacroix…

During High School I had the opportunity to work on a short film for one of the courses, I then realized I wanted to work in the film industry. In 2006 I started my adventure. I studied Film in Valencia, and afterward worked as a freelance in a television production company for a year. At that time everything we did was recorded on tapes, and the cinematography quality I was searching for was unattainable. Fortunately, my grandfather lent me his Leica and everything changed. I slowly began learning how to use different cameras and I knew I had found my calling. Before even realizing it I was already working as a photographer. I knew (or at least I thought I knew) how to use a camera, but not what to express with it. I needed to expand my knowledge of Art and extend my perspective. I began my studies in Fine Arts, and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I still don’t know the meaning of Art fully, but I was able to learn what people could achieve thanks to having artistic values. During the last two years of my Arts studies, I specialized in film and photography. As soon as I finished I moved to Barcelona to study for a Master's Degree in Cinematography at ESCAC (Superior School of Cinema of Catalonia). Since then I'm based in Barcelona, working mainly as a Cinematographer and Director. I also teach workshops specialized in natural light and try to direct my work towards a more natural feel, creating atmospheres that recall the painters I’ve always admired.

 

ABOUT LIGHT PROJECT

In 2016, after years of studying arts and photography I decided I wanted to specialise in natural light. I wanted to learn everything I could about it, so I began to research and practice, studying from artists starting from the 15th century until today.

This research evolved in a personal project called "aboutlight", shot with natural light, about beauty, femininity, loneliness, melancholy and any type of feeling you can transmit while in a state of calm.

I'm currently teaching and learning constantly, improving and making others improve. It's this combination what's helping me grow and develop my skills day to day.

 

 

To learn more about my work as a Photography Teacher, please click here