Álvaro Manuel Vegazo Gallego was born and in currently living in Sanlucar de Barrameda, Cadiz.
As a profession, he is a civil engineer in construction, which he has been doing for 20 years. During this time he has been involved with the development of many roads, bridges and during this time, he had a hobby, that little by little turned into a passion - Photography.
He first starting using an analogue camera in the 90s that he had lying around the house. In 2000, Alvaro switched to the digital camera era. But in 2013 he began to dedicate more time to photography, which coincided with the foundation of The Photographic Asscociation 'Sanlucarfoto'.
After experimenting with a wide range of photographic Genres, he began to delve into documentary photography. In 2015, Daniel Casares Roman and Julian Ochoa held a photographic workshop 'Nadarat; in Morocco and this is what inspired Alvaro was captured by this genre and gained a new level of understaning in photography.
Alvaro then started working on his own projects, and facing the need to constantly be out capturing images, he decided to go into the street, where he began to discover the richness it had to offer. Discovering distinguished photographers in this genre - Street Photography, which brings us to today where Alvaro continues his commitment to photography.
His photos and articles have been published in both National and International publications, both print and digital and in 2018 he finalised his first book 'Transits of Light'. Since then he has exhibited his work in Europe and has been won several photography contests.
In 2020, Street Photography International hosted The SPi Awards whereby the winner and 15 finalists each received a RICOH GR III Street Edition camera. This led to the GR challenge where the winner and finalists submitted their images to the @ricoh_gr_photography Instagram page. The followers then voted for their favourite images and led to Alvaro winning the prize to become an Official European RICOH GR Ambassador.
Alvaro is using the following equipment for his photography: RICOH GR III Street Edition