Professional Photography La Rioja, Spain - Vicente Dalmau Cebrián-Sagarriga - Bodegas Marqués de Murrieta, Logroño

 16/5/12 Vicente Dalmau Cebrián-Sagarriga, owner of Marqués de Murrieta Winery, in front of Castillo Ygay building, Finca Ygay, Logroño, La Rioja, Spain. Photos by James Sturcke Fotografía |

Professional Photography La Rioja, Spain

The first thing that Vicente Dalmau Cebrián-Sagarriga, the count of Creixell & owner of Marqués de Murrieta winery, said to me was: “How long do you need to take my portrait? One hour or two?”

Brilliant!! So often on comercial assignments, I get no more no more than 10 minutes to photograph the boss. The resulting photos are fine, and sometimes a combination of spontaneity and my inner desperation leads to surprisingly good results.

Portrait photographer in Logroño

But Vicente’s opening gambit, apart from putting me at ease, revealed his understanding and respect for the craft of photography. Namely that having time to think and some trial and error allows for creativity and leads excellent results. And that’s in both our interests.

The photos are published in this month’s Decanter Magazine.