Biography from Jesús Chacón
Jesús Chacón was born in Marbella in 1975. Self-taught, he began his professional career at the end of the nineties. Before focusing his work on artistic photography, he has worked in almost all areas of the photographic world (portraits, fashion, advertising, architecture, interior design…). He has worked for international firms such as Red Bull, Dior and Hermès. His photographs have been published in different media and magazines such as El Mundo, El País, Absolute and Mondo Sonoro. He has exhibited in numerous galleries and his work has deserved different awards, among others, the LAUS of bronze in 2013 and the First prize of the International Tour Film Festival of Rome 2015.
Jesús Chacón has confirmed himself as a reference in his field for his artistic projects, the treatment of light in his images and the staging he organises to make his peculiar way of telling stories a reality. His work seeks – starting from a solid technical experience – to retake that innocent gaze where the image becomes the place of light and instant.
Review by Teba Siles
Jesús Chacón has been dedicated to photography for more than 15 years and is a reference in his field for his artistic projects, the treatment of light in his images and the staging he organizes to make his peculiar way of telling stories a reality.
His very simple secret: to enjoy, to create, to surround himself with a great team of professionals and to look for formulas to adapt to the new times.
At first, Chacón did not consider being a professional photographer, it was a way of occupying his free time with other friends who were amateur photographers. But, the light and the compositions began to be part of his day to day, of his vision and came the passion for a world observed through an objective. Living the fashion editorials, getting involved in the photographs of musical groups and record companies, portraying personalities, actors and actresses, designers and politicians are a simple enumeration of the works in which Chacon has worked throughout his career.
An image, a photograph is not only that; it is the production work behind it, it is a group of people working in unison, it is an idea that is captured, it is the knowledge put into practice and a moment that remains frozen under the eyes of its author.
Jesús Chacón Exhibitions
- 2018 Feria de Arte de Marbella
- 2018 XV Bienal de Fotografía de Córdoba
- 2018 Individual, Sala Caja Sur, Algeciras
- 2018 Individual, Amàre Hotel, Marbella
- 2018 Es.Arte Gallery, Marbella
- 2017 RoFa Projects, Maryland
Jesús Chacón Awards
- 2017 1º Premio XXXVIII Concurso Fotográfico Vila D’Ibi
- 2017 2º Premio XI Certamen de Fotografía Francisco Fernández
- 2015 1º Premio International Tour Film Festival
- 2014 4º Premio Marbella Create
- 2014 Mención de Honor, 7th International Film and Video Festival Ojo al Sancho