19.07.2012 in18:11 in Creative,photoart -->
Born in Madrid, Spain, Manu Pombrol is a 35-year-old artist and photographer whose self-portraits are nothing short of extraordinary. Pombrol first started down a creative path when, at a very young age, he painted pictures or portraits in pastels. Then, as computers started making their way into the mainstream, he worked in graphic design. He bought his first camera only about three years ago and that’s when everything changed.
In his words, “Everything started to make sense. I found out (a little bit late) that photography was the perfect tool to show what was in my mind. I was seduced by the insane idea of mixing reality and surrealism, trying to create my own art language.”
In late 2005, Marlow self-published his recent street series, WOUNDED, as a book. The book was designed by award-winning London design firm Purpose, and won the Book Design category of the 2005 McNaughton Review. WOUNDED has also been featured in the 2005 Creative Review Annual, and in the photography section of the 2006 D&AD Annual.
In late 2006, Marlow was selected to participate in the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam.