DANIEL FERNANDO AHUMADA
"The looks and the feelings that are spoken through people are able to tell a story and connect with everyone. "
"Daniel Fernando Ahumada is a medical physicist who found a passion for photography through his learning of light and image processing. Montreal born from Chilean parents, Daniel always wanted to work as a healthcare professional. When he isn't working at the hospital to help patients in their fight against cancer, he is using Montreal as his setting for his portraits. His first camera was meant for his honeymoon and it was only the beginning of his interest in portraits. What really pulls him into portraits are the connections we can have with the emotions shown in one expression. The looks and the feelings that are spoken through people are able to tell a story and connect with everyone.
"Daniel always had a strong connection with arts, through playing various musical instruments or his appreciation of cinema. The latter has inspired him to tell stories, communicate emotions and share how he perceives his surroundings in a cinematographic or dramatic style. For him, every face has a story, and every story deserves to be told whether it is a happy one or a sad one. He doesn't rely on photography standards for his shots, but puts a strong focus on shadows or saturated colors. Self-taught, he refined his techniques with the help of his wife who became his favorite model. His starting point for a photograph is very often an emotion he wants to focus on, and everything else follows."
Photography by Daniel Fernando Ahumada