Luz Photo Agency

Ricardo Cases

Born in Orihuela, Alicante (Spain) in 1971, he holds a BA in Sciences of Information from the Universidad del País Vasco, Bilbao (Spain).
In 2006 he joined the Blank Paper Photography Collective. In 2008 created with the designer Natalia Troitiño Fiesta Ediciones and since 2013 a member of the AMPARO platform. 
Since 2007 he develops his work as a teacher in Blank Paper School, in the European Institude of Design (Madrid, Spain) and in EFTI (Madrid, Spain).
He has published the books "Belleza de barrio" (Universidad de Extremadura, 2008) , "La caza del lobo congelado"(Fiesta Ediiciones-Universidad de Cadiz, 2009), "Paloma al aire" (Photovision-Schaden-Dewi Lewis, 2011) and “El porqué de las naranjas” (Mack, 2014). “His photographic work focuses on the yearnings of the human being: the deep and universal longings of the citizen of the mass society, fighting against banality in an effort to transcend, confronting his own dignity with a medium always untrustworthy. To this end, he turns his eye to expressions of contemporary folklore, looking for the truth of the Spaniard: a townsman who is forced to live in the city, in modernity. Beyond a pop appearance distant and cynical he is interested in what is human and anthropological. Beyond the social and documentary, he searches for the truthful and universal pulsations beating beneath the banal surface often kitsch and lacking glamour of contemporary Spain”. Luis López Navarro