Asier Rios

Asier Rios

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Entrepreneur soul, passionate about photography and startups.
  • Nikon D600
  • Fuji X100
  • Leica M9
  • Nikon 24-85 VR
  • Nikon 50mm 1.8
  • Samyang 8mm
  • Nikon 70-300 VR
  • Samyang 14mm
  • Voigtlander 35 1.4
  • Nikon SB600
  • Yongnuo 560 III

The Story of a Lifetime

Published September 14th, 2013

It was 2008 and I was really excited to own my first "serious" DSLR, a Nikon D90, so I went out to take some pictures of my beloved city of Madrid. I always try to keep my eyes wide open and at some point someone grabbed my attention. It was Christmas time and there he was, a lonely serious man, dressed as a clown begging for some food at the entrance of a famous department store. A brutal contrast.

I wanted to take a portrait of him but I was a bit nervous. After thinking about it for a while I approached him and asked if I could take a picture. Surprisingly he accepted, and in a very friendly way asked me how was he supposed to pose. I took some shots, and without much more conversation I left.

Five years later I found him again around the city. This time I still hesitated for a while before deciding to start a conversation, but once I did we talked for some time. He confessed he enjoyed people taking pictures of him. I reminded him about our encounter 5 years before and asked if I c ...

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