Los Angeles, USA
Carlos Leal has always had a passion for photography and, during his travels, he began to take photographs to help him build the logbooks of his fictional characters. But it was in 2020 that he started his portfolio. Storytelling and minimalism are essential in his approach. For him, the importance of a photograph is where aesthetics and purpose meet and push us to question our social system. As an ex-rapper, he cannot help but have the eye of an urban journalist and the instinctive need to depict the Los Angeles he encounters on a daily basis and sees it with a completely different eye than the postcards with silhouettes of palm trees cutting through the sky of a California sunset. In the megalopolis of exacerbated fantasies, Carlos scans the streets of the city for hours on end, looking for a visual poetry that will bring him closer to this American society from which he feels so distant.