“A lot of photographers think that if they buy a better camera they'll be able to take better photographs. A better camera won't do a thing for you if you don't have anything in your head or in your heart.” Arnold Newman (1918-2006).
José Cordero began to look at the world through a camera in the mid-eighties. At the age of 20 he bought a Nikon F3, his first 35mm adventure. It was a love at first sight that he shared with drama classes at Cristina Rota’s school. But the pulse was won by photography. Working in the ‘Daylight’ studios in Madrid, he perfected his lighting technique and gained experience in the world of fashion and advertising.
He collaborated as a set assistant with a variety of fashion and advertising photographers such as Pepe Botella, Alejandro Cabrera and Michael Wright, among others. There he met Paco Navarro, prestigious fashion photographer, with whom he worked for five years. At Navarro’s side he grew professionally and discovered the work of those who would become his references: Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Herb Ritts and Bruce Weber.
In 1995 he began his solo career as a professional photographer. In front of the lens of his Hasselblad have posed the great Spanish models of the nineties in its beginnings: Nieves Alvarez, Martina Klein, Judit Mascó or Esther Cañadas. His fashion shoots and portraits of celebrities from the world of sports, music and cinema have been published in Elle, Rolling Stone, La Mirada, Downtown, AR and Ragazza, among others. All his work is characterized by his particular search for light.
He currently resides and offers his services on the Costa del Sol – Marbella – Malaga