“My encounter with photography? It came gradually and naturally. I made my first pictures with my mother’s old Yashica electro 35mm camera – although we had already entered the digital age. Soon photography became a therapy to connect me to the world. I always felt that I needed to create in one way or another”, says Cristina JimEnez Rey. If music, skateboarding, or surfing inspire the photographer, she also draws a lot of ideas from the world of film. “In his poem So you want to be a writer, Charles Bukowski wrote :

“If you have to wait for it to roar out of you,

then wait patiently.

if it never does roar out of you,

do something else.”

I completely agree. This applies to everything you want to do in life”, she concludes.





© Cristina JimEnez Rey