Joaquín Hortal is a professional photographer of an artistic nature. Born in Granada but currently based in Almería, he travels through the incredible natural landscapes of the entire country to capture images that seem to come from another planet. An adventurer into the unknown that provides truly overwhelming images of what surrounds us.
Hi Joaquin, who are you? How would you define yourself?
My name is Joaquín and I would define myself as a restless person with artistic concerns.
Where were you born? Do you still live there?
I was born in Zujar (Granada) but now I live in Almería.
When did the world of photography start to interest you?
The truth is that it was very late, but it entered my life strongly and now I can't imagine a life without photography.
How would you define your style in one sentence?
Your weaknesses? Your strengths?
I am an impatient person and my greatest strength is undoubtedly that I have a lot of perseverance in what I set my mind to.
What would you say makes you different?
A very defined and recognizable style, almost always linked to abstract painting which attracts me a lot.
What do you find most fascinating about creativity?
That whenever you create something... it's totally different from the rest.
Which of your works do you have a special affection for?
I have a special affection for all of them. I couldn't opt for one because I put 100% of my energy into all of them to create something unique and different.
Who or what inspires you when creating?
I am usually inspired by the abstract painters of the 20th century.
Do you have a new project or idea in hand?
I always have something on my hands, but little by little they will come to light... for now I prefer to keep them to myself.
2025 Where do you see yourself?
I hope that in Almería, with my family and loved ones and being able to dedicate myself to this 100% since it is my passion.
Finish the sentence: When the going gets tough...
I escape to nature.
When the going gets tough I escape into nature.Joaquin Hortal
A favorite place ...
Close to my family but for my type of photography paradise is this place I go to often, Rio Tinto.
What would you do if you could change the world?
It would eradicate third world hunger.
Penultimate question... Favorite song?
I have a slightly different style of music. I listen to a lot of hardcore machine or electronic music.