Alejandro Tello

Based in Australia


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I define myself as a visual artist and fine art photographer who tirelessly pursues to share his interpretation of reality that hides on every corner of the planet earth.
My name is Alejandro Tello (@alejandro.tmtz) and I have developed my career as a photographer for more than ten years. My family has always had an artistic touch, especially my grandfather, who spent endless hours glued to his canvas painting pictures. He was the one seeing my preference for the visual arts that gave me my first professional camera. In those years, there were only analog cameras, so I started learning the basics, developing film rolls in a homemade photo lab, and working in the foundations of composition.
My career as a geologist has always been hand in hand with photography. Geology is the study of the landscape, analyzing the structural and lithological patterns in the land -landforms-. It is a plus to endow the scenes that I photograph with historical-geological content, which revives the origin of the rocks and makes them more dynamic. Now I work as a hydrogeologist, or groundwater expert, which allows me to add one more variable to the geological context, sharing the underground water environment.

Photography has been by all means a reason to continue walking, first as pure amusement, to become a passion and a profession progressively.
"The wolf, hindsight"
As a reminder of ancient times when the wolf roamed freely in European forests, the efforts of some people have made it possible for this scene to be replayed.
"Gorge toward the summit"
The night was approaching, and the looming rain-laden clouds announced an imminent storm. It was time to set up camp, light the fire, and make a hot soup. This majestic peak is located at 5,000 meters above sea level, associated with the Andes mountain range. Its steep relief reveals its youth, subjected to a few tens of millions of years of erosion. Its characteristic greyish colour distinguishes it from the reddish sedimentary deposits in the foreground. These are slates raised by the continuous compressive effort of the Nazca plate under the South American continent.
"The disruption"
As if it were a canvas, this aerial image captures the braided meanders of an Icelandic river. The bridge bursts onto the scene and adds a perfectly straight line that contrasts with the rest of the scene.
"The treasure"
Like an explorer who found his treasure, the long walk paid off. An intense blue stood out among the rugged mountainous reliefs, and there I was, appreciating the beauty of one of the essential natural resources for life, water.
"Ice Titans.VI"
Glaciers, colossal figures of ice that dance aimlessly after a long process since its inception as liquid water. They swarm in a calm that ends a slow and violent erosive process. Now they are shown as statues carved capriciously by the elements of nature.