ABOUT FEDERICO RODRIGUEZ-CALDENTEY
Federico was born in 1975 in the Patagonia, south of Argentina, and was raised in his father's photography studio. He had his first paid photography job at the ripe age of 13, when his father could not make it to an event and he trusted his son's talent to cover it.
Federico's love of the art brought him to Buenos Aires, where he was exposed to many photographic opportunities. He studied photography and was part of the photo community in the capital of Argentina, where he covered a variety of topics ranging from street photography to A-list parties.
Driven by his desire to travel and document other cultures, Federico headed to New York City in June 2001. In his new home, he was able to experience diverging cultures on the island of Manhattan by documenting people and events with a photojournalistic style. He has worked for national and local newspapers such as Newsday, El Diario La Prensa, Hoy (New York, Chicago and Los Angeles) and New York Daily News. The Tribune Company in Chicago and Los Angeles have hired him to shoot award-winning features and covers. He has also worked on projects at national and international levels for a variety of magazines including Bride's Magazine and Hispanic Magazine.
Federico's work is featured at the National Arts Club on Gramercy Park in Manhattan where he is now working as an event and lifestyle photographer. Federico's ability to capture subjects in their natural and candid state tells a truly compelling story for the spectator through breathtaking images.
Federico has a gift for capturing 'the moment' through the subtleness of the image and composition. His photojournalistic background allows him to flow through the space and perceive photo opportunities invisible to the untrained eye. While able to capture the traditional, straight-forward shots required by many of the events he photographs, he is also committed to capturing the hidden atmosphere and general feeling of an occasion through his photojournalistic style and sensibility.