Inside Instagram: Pablo Alzaga

Pablo Alzaga@pabloalzaga — originally from San Sebastian, but currently based in Madrid studying Telecommunication Engineering, is also an incredibly talented freelance photographer. It is Pablo’s striking, minimalist work in photography, featured on Instagram, that we are delighted to share with you, along with an exclusive insight into the man behind the lens.

What is the inspiration behind your minimalist photo collection?
I feel inspired by simplicity and straight lines in architecture and wide open spaces. Skateboarding and streetwear fashion are also an important part of my work, always through a refined point of view. And I have a little obsession: I’m fascinated by faraway people.

How does your surroundings impact your creativity?
As an engineer, it’s all about the connection between maths and visual arts, always looking for symmetry, proportions and new perspectives around me. White buildings, neat rooftops or lonely landscapes help spark my creativity.

When and how do you decide to take a photo?
I always try to make photos in high key conditions. Light is so important! Cloudy, grey days reveals the best spots of the city, so if the situation has little information for my eye, I shoot.

What is your favourite quote on minimalism?
”Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” — Leonardo da Vinci

Would you like the opportunity to have your minimalist Instagram collection featured? Please use the hashtag #minimalissimo on any photo you capture.