Raúl Ortiz de Lejarazu Machin
Hola, my name is Raul and I’m an art director and photographer based in Australia. I was born in Spain, but I have lived and travelled all over the world and ended up here in Sydney. I also created The Chemistry of Light, where you can see all my visual creations, you can read the story about it here.
I studied a lot of things from Electronic engineering to a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising to a Master's in Design and a Diploma in Photo Imaging. But what got me was photography and creativity. My path started in the world of advertising, working as an art director where I got a lot of my graphic design and visual skills, after a few years of travelling around the world I also realised that I also love photography.
I consider myself a very curious person and I’m always interested in creating different images. Trying to find new ways of composition and lighting, trying to find simplicity but originality in my work.
I’ve been very fortunate to work doing all sorts of projects and for different industries including travel, architecture and interiors, fashion, food, product, sport, music events and lifestyle. Landscapes, portraits and all sorts of experimentation are normally part of my personal projects. Since I was a kid I always loved movies so I always try to reflect that on my images, giving my images a cinematic aesthetic and focusing on building a visual story within an image.
I can say that I feel very confident working on creative projects with tight deadlines. I love creating mood boards to help to visualise an idea from the early stages. I feel comfortable working in studio environments with clients, talent and crew, as well as working on locations or in the middle of nowhere by myself. My goal is always to show the world in ways that others haven’t seen yet.
I always try to work with good people and interesting projects, always looking to challenge myself to keep growing as a professional, don't hesitate to drop me a line to get in touch, I'm always open to new ideas and exciting projects.