hi, I’m enrique

“I cap­ture instants you don’t see.”

The best half of Enrique Pardo

I refer to myself as a visual sponge and like to constantly stimulate my senses. I have an equal interest in travel, philosophy, words, voices, music, food, faces, typography and nature. I use my curiosity to stay away from conventions and am known to be eclectic, yet inclined to a certain classicism.

Born in Paris in 1967, raised in Singapore, England, France and Switzerland, I am the son of several cultures. Argentinian by my father, Eurasian by my mother, I have chosen to become Swiss almost as a pledge to neutrality. Since my childhood, I have always travelled, first with my parents, then on my own, rarely returning twice to the same place.

In 1989, freshly graduated from the “École des Arts Décoratifs” in Geneva, I started a career in graphic design which brought me from the largest agencies to a human-sized company named edesign that I created in 1995.

Photographer since the early days, it became my primary activity after a series of personal events in 2010. Focussed on people-related photography — mainly portraiture and reportage — my work is balanced between travel, personal research and projects with an institutional scope. All are intimately connected while my eye remains free, sincere and eager to discover the unseen.

To date, my work remains mostly confidential and has mainly been shown and shared in the institutional and private space in the form of prints, installations or short-run publications. I do not have the need nor the interest for public exposure and if it has happened by the past, I do not hold a record. Most of my artist series are works in progress.

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