As Ansel Adams once said “You don´t take a photograph, you make it”, and I always try to do this myself by being organised, competing with the best and if necessary, working my way up from the bottom.
Hello my name is Oscar Santana Omist, I was born in 1985 in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. I currently live in Edinburgh Scotland, UK.
I’m a photographer, my grandfather was a photographer too, and it was he who taught me. Obviously I studied the technique in school, but now I seek my own language, to a different level. I like the ability of photography to freeze the moment, and give a sense of magic. To me that’s very important, all that happens, we do authentic, beautiful.
Just working with my NikonD90, and my laptop. It is limited but I can move forward, that’s enough. I love contemporary photography, and fashion photography. I still mostly photographers like Ryan Mc Ginley, Time Barber, Teresa Correa, Alexis W, Jeff Wolf, Alberto Garcia Alix, and others.
Now I seek my own language, working on my personal projects, and participate in an artist residency. I hope in the future to work as an assistant, but I do not know what will happen in the future.
Photographic Employment History
Photographic Assistant at CMS Photographic School (Las Palmas Spain)
-Responsible for organising and setting up the full kit on behalf of the lead photographer for individual and group photographs.
-Arranged subjects as instructed. -Worked in various locations across the island group.
Co-Director of The Photographic Club at the University
-Held one class per week in which I gave tips on photography, for example, publicity, artistic, landscape, and under water shots.
-Arranged visits, talks and interviews with top Canarian photographers at their studios to give students the opportunity to understand more about the industry and job specifications.
-Organized excursions to visit catwalk fashion shows and to watch fashion location shoots to give students experience of taking live photos at real events.
Press Photographer of ACFI-PRES
-Accompanied reporters to different stories and took photographs to enhance articles and editorials.
Assistantship to work on architectural and desing projects
-Responsible for photography and article writing for the University web page as part of their marketing objectives.
-Covered architecture and design conferences and exhibitions.
Professor of photography for children Riversun events
– Stimulated the creativity of children through photography and drawing.
– The theme was to teach children how to respect each other.