I am a big fan of Fares Micue’s work. I initially learned about her through last year’s collaboration with Liz, after which, I purchased one of her self-portraits (Too Many Expectations, which is still available at Liz’s gallery!). Fares is a photographer based in Spain. I love that photography was initially just a hobby for her.. it gives the rest of us hope that turning that hobby/passion project could someday become a real thing.
Artist Q&A: Fares Micue
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Spain, specifically in the Canary Islands.
How did you get your start as an artist?
I have always loved art, especially movies and storytelling, and have always been into writing but it wasn’t until 2009 that I picked up the hobby of photography and through constant practice, I ended up where I am today.
What are your favorite sources of inspiration?
I find inspiration in many things but when I feel a bit drained I always turn to relaxing music, movies, or walks in nature to revive my ideas.
What is something that is important to you?
My well-being, being calm, relaxed, and, balanced are very important for me as it has a huge impact on my personal and professional life
Something others might not know about you?
Maybe that, despite doing self-portraits I am quite an introverted and shy person, although I really enjoy sharing with others about the things I am passionate about, like photography and self-discovery, therefore I would say I am exactly like my art, shy (cause I hardly show my face) but with a message that I am committed to putting out there for everyone who needs it, to hear and see.
In case you missed it, I am collaborating with my friend Liz Lidgett on a series of artist features! Check out our digital art show, save 10% off your purchase with code GRACE through 8/11. And all month long, I will be profiling some of my favorite artists here on the blog.