I'm Diego Orlando and I seek the light in a world of shadows.

My photographic vocation is born from the tireless search for the light capable of illuminating a personal world full of shadows. A complicated, introspective, passionate and poetic journey from which I feed to interpret my most intimate universe. A path that goes hand in hand and in communion with several disciplines of Fine Arts.

My art work is not born or presented with the aim of reflecting the technical capacity currently offered by millions of megapixels. On the contrary, the "flou effect" and "mannerism" that bathe part of my photographs is a form of protest against the current academic photographic purism.

The purpose of my work is to investigate and incorporate new technologies to the traditional way of doing photography in order to create a work of art with its own identity and language. Precious, baroque photographs, with a profusion of details, full of allegories and labyrinths hidden in their shadows, fabrics and textures.

My experience in the world of interior architecture, antiques and the importance of color in the different scenarios of the countries in which I have lived, loved or traveled, brings me closer to Caravaggio's chiaroscuro, the performing arts and the nineteenth-century Pictorialist photographic movement of Oscar Gustave Rejlander and Henry Peach Robinson

My art creation walks faithful and loyal to my personal nonconformity, which has marked my whole life, a permanent struggle between classicism and the rupture of the established. The timeless themes I tackle go against certain photographic trends; linked to grotesque and scandalous proposals put forward by recent gurus, simple art dealers.


International Photography Awards™
Honorable Mention 2020
in Fine Art Category

Ipa Photography Awards Fine Art

International Photography Awards™
2018 - Winner
First Place in Fine Art & Book Categories

Ipa Photography Awards Fine Art

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PRESS / MEDIA COVERAGE

November 9, 2020
The Diario Vasco (San Sebastián, Spain) publishes the report that Mitxel Ezquiaga made about my work: «Photography is for me a pictorial art, not a reflection of reality». Click here to read the entire article (in Spanish).

November 7, 2020
The magazine Cultura Inquieta publishes the article «The San Sebastian photographer Diego Orlando finds light in a world of shadows». Read the full article (in Spanish) here.

November 11, 2018
El Punt Avui newspaper (Girona, Spain) publishes the report by Jordi Camps I Linnell: «Les ombres d’Orlando». Click here to read the full article (in Catalan).

November 6, 2018
Albert Soler publishes in Diari de Girona (Girona, Spain) the interview he did with me: «In Europe it seems that at 50 we are finished». Read the full interview (in Catalan) here.

October 9, 2018
The digital newspaper El Español (Madrid, España) published the article: «Diego Orlando, winner of one of the international IPA photography awards». Read the entire article (in Spanish) here.

October 8, 2018
The Diario Vasco (San Sebastián, Spain) publishes the review: «Diego Orlando, awarded for his series 'La Mirada de Goya'» for the first place that I obtained at the International Photography Awards (IPA) in the Fine Art and Books categories. Read the entire article (in Spanish) here.


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