Andrés Palomino Salazar
ALWAYS WITH CAMERA IN HAND
Andrés Palomino Salazar is one of those photographers who will stand on a chair, stop the car, and improvise a light source for the right shot. Self-taught, Andrés captures precise and curious moments, whether he's tracking an eagle, on the sidelines of a basketball game, or making portraits on the streets of New York City.
When he first got a camera, Andrés photographed workers strikes, new construction, and the colorful personalities of his hometown of Vallecas, a blue collar town on Madrid's outskirts. Andrés eventually sought assignments from local publications, shooting for papers such as El Mundo and El País. In 1986, he and his newly-wed Marga Cava moved to her hometown of New York City, where he was assigned to a wide breadth of events such as professional sports games, celebrity parties, and gallery openings.
A twist in his career led Andrés to copyedit Spanish language textbooks for publishers like McGraw Hill, but the camera has never left his side. Recently retired, Andrés resides in Tinton Falls, New Jersey with Marga, two dogs and a cat, and hundreds of slides and negatives still in the process of being brought to light.