Carlos Dagnesses, Greensboro, NC Member Since June 2011 Artist Statement Carlos Dagnesses
I was born in the city of Santiago de Cuba, in Cuba. My inspiration towards photography came from the beautiful sceneries of my country. Growing up, I knew that one day I would leave to find freedom, so I decided to take pictures of every place, every beach, every street , every mountain and every corner, because I thought that this would be a way that I could keep a little bit of my Cuba with me.
Time passed and finally I had the opportunity to come to the United States and that’s when I came down to the realization, that I couldn’t bring my pictures with me. I was heartbroken, and at that point I told myself that I would take pictures of different things, different places, people, events, etc. so this way I could help people make their most precious memories last through generations through my work.
I have an unique style, inspired by a background of photography from editorial, journalistic, fashion, fine arts, and sports. I use the inspiration and ideas from many amazing photographers that came before me to create a style all my own. I work with Nikon professional products to produce unique, high quality images…a style of many styles.