It was in the mid-'90s that I shut the doors of my surfboard shaping workshop to become a photographer and stay as close as possible to my lifetime passion: surfing. In the early days of my studies in Santiago, Chile, I started exploring not only my assigned homework, but different board sports to which I was connected by my longtime interest in surfing. With this in mind, I teamed up with three friends and gave birth to the only three-board (skate, snow, surf) magazine in Chile, taking care of most of the photographic work in its beginning.
After a few years of seeing how a growing market needed a specific surfing publication, I created Marejada, which is now recognized as one of Latin America’s finest surfing magazines. I also started getting published in different magazines around the world. Parallel to this, I started working with major brands related to sports beyond the board industry, and I also began traveling to expand my horizons.
"Naturally talented and extremely devoted, Alfredo is responsible for a great deal of what surfing is today in Chile, showing it out to the world, along with capturing the finest athletes and their lifestyles in a spectacular, innovative, and very unique way." – photographer Cristian Saavedra