I’m a Mexican-American independent filmmaker and photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. I photograph mainly using my Canon 7D, but I also experiment with 35mm via a Pentax K1000 and Minolta Maxxum 7000.
I’m passionate about projects that focus on outsiders of the mainstream American and pop culture experience. My works tends to focus on the relationship between individuals and their environment. I’m interested in exploring the way a subject is overwhelmed or overcome by the space around him or her.
My name is Xavier Mertens. I’m a graphic designer from (united) Belgium. I practice photography as a hobby, so each picture I post on my blog is a personal work. I like to photograph things as they are, without (or with a minimum) of preparation.
I’m working with Nikon DSLR, currently a D7100 (previously a D80) which is usually accompanied with a sigma 30mm f/1.4. I’ve also a Sigma 10‑20mm f/4-5.6 and the basic Nikkor zoom 18‑135mm f/3.5‑5. I use Camera Raw / Photoshop a little bit, for the post production, just for change colors, contrasts, tone, black and white…