Edgar Gallardo is a Panamanian Landscape photographer. Edgar who lived in Austin has now returned to Panama bringing with him his passion for photographing the landscape. “I don’t crop my image” says Edgar, “the image that is recorded on the sensor is the image that is intended”. This means Edgar spends days visiting a location, and hours observing angles and watching how the light affects, even before setting up his camera. When the time is right to press the shutter, there is an alignment of heart, mind and landscape that happens . Edgar says, “I hear music in my ears, a feeling in his chest, and my mind is clear. That is when I know I have the right angle, the light is perfect, I have the right lens and the right settings in my camera to record this moment”.
Realistic tones, and attention to detail, marks Edgar’s photography, which is carried through to his editing process. “I am going for a natural look, and don’t want an over processed image. I put a lot of time and effort into capturing the moment correctly”. That dedication has gotten Edgar into trouble in the field. “I’ve been chased by animals and have injured myself from falling and getting stuck in situations”.
Edgar’s regard for quality work carries into the papers he uses. “I want people to have a tactile experience when they hold one of my prints in their hands, so I use quality papers and am very picky about the quality of the color. I want the person who buys my prints to have as much of the experience of the moment as I do at the moment of capture”.
You can see Edgar’s photography at: www.edgargallardophotography.com.
Edgar Gallardo’s prints are available at Coronado Frame