I was born in Mérida (Spain), an ancient city founded by the Roman Empire in 25 BC, in the time of Caesar Augustus. Mérida is located in the south west of Spain. The city became the capital of Lusitania province, and one of the most important cities in the Roman Empire. Mérida preserves more important ancient Roman monuments than any other city in Spain.
Currently I am based in Seville (Spain), a very beautiful southern city, full of History.
I received my Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from the University of Seville, where I am a Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics. Currently, I am teaching Numerical Analysis, making use of MATLAB, a high-level technical computing language.
With regard to photography, I especially love black & white images, though my website also contains some color pictures. Currently, Adobe Lightroom Classic CC is my favorite raw converter. It renders impressive and natural color images. I love the beauty of long exposure pictures, such as those created by Joel Tjintjelaar. Long Exposure Photography is my next challenge.
Spiritual search has been one of my most important characteristics throughout my life. The core of my spiritual life lies on the center of an equilateral triangle whose vertices are Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism. When, years ago, I read in a book written by the Jesuit priest and Zen master Arul M. Arokiasamy that the author feels Christian, Hindu and Buddhist, I evoked something very familiar, because I have felt the same way throughout most of my existence.
After decades of searching, my steps led me to meet two precious masters: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism, and Paramahansa Yogananda, who belongs to an indian background rooted in Hinduism, but that is actually a universal Master. I do my best to integrate their meaningful teachings in my life.
I conceive photography as a way of contemplative prayer. A silent but visual prayer.