Francisco Gomez de Villaboa
I was born a queer boy to a catholic family of South Spain in 1984. My father was a primary school teacher and my mum a cheeky and “salerosa” mother of six children.
Since I have memory, I always wanted to be an artist but I put that dream aside for awhile when society told me I could never live from it. However, inspired by video games I started my path as a Graphic Designer and working with Collage, increasingly seeking to work with my own material and eventually buying my first camera.
In 2009 I decided to move to London.
Through my work as a Photographer and Retoucher I've worked with brands like Givenchy, Solace, Filles a Papa, Patou and Edward Crutchley and had the pleasure to photograph talents like Bebe Rexha, Lewis Hamilton, Anitta, Pretty Much and LP. Also had my work featured on publications such as Dazed, ID, BBC, WWD, Schon, Attitude and Wonderland, to mention a few.
I'm passionate about human behaviour, mental health, equality, and queer movements and real life situations that become surreal. In a desire to be true to me and finding myself and my vision, my mind pushed me to capture fashion, still life and quotidian moments everywhere I go.
Every minute is a new opportunity.
Publications / ID, Dazed, Numero Berlin, Buffalo Zine, WWD, Schon!, Notion, Attittude, Elle Mexico, Uncertain States, Fucking Young, Wonderland
Clients / Givenchy, Filles-a-Papa, Solace London, V&R + Zalando, Edward Crutchley, Urban Revivo, LVMH, Patou, Barbara Boner, Xiao Li Studio, Google, Mastered
Awards / Thursdays Child X Magnum Photographers Competition (Finalist), Production Paradise Spotlight Awards 2018 (2nd Place), Portrait Salon 2018, Desencaja
Exhibitions / "Manolita Kissing Jesusito" portrait exhibited at Portrait Salon 2019 at Royal Photographic Society in Bristol and Harrogate photo North Festival, "Fluid" group exhibition at The Ballery in Berlin, "David Pollard from The Joiners Arms" portrait exhibited at Portrait Salon September 2018, Exhibition at Four Corners Gallery of the “Disposable” Series, Exhibition at The Strand Gallery of the “Disposable” Series