"I was sitting on a bench next to the Art Institute of Chicago while the prosperity of America was passing me by without even looking at me in the face. I couldn’t resist myself to feed the pigeons around me with some bread crumbs, just like an old lonely man with nothing better to do in life. I thought that by playacting my touching bottom there would be no other direction for me but up.
I threw a large piece of bread that brought a big chaotic group of pigeons moving fiercely around their target. Suddenly and out of nowhere, a little brave sparrow showed up, went through their legs, grabbed the piece of bread and took off leaving the rest of the bigger birds lost and confused.
I was to become that sparrow".
José Antonio Fernández was born in 1977 in Barcelona (Spain). He studied law and after almost two years of practice realized that there was just too much life out there to be in a tiny cubicle with no windows. José Antonio spent the next year and a half in London working in a kitchen for minimum wage where he saved enough money to buy his first digital camera. Later he also lived and worked in Prague (Czech Republic) and backpacked around South East Asia for several months, both experiences causing a big impact in his life and his view of photography. In 2009 José Antonio moved to the United Stated of America where he got married. In the present time the little sparrow is flying his way around the strong winds of Chicago.