What people say about me

Pepe Arcos is an award-winning multitalented photographer and filmmaker that explores both fine art and commercial visual communication to capture unique images of ethereal calm.

From running a Graphic Design studio working for big Brands, Institutions, and Organizations to becoming a creative nomad traveling around the world searching for new projects that take him to the most breathtaking scenarios on the planet.

 

Shooting still photography for fashion brands and crafting editorial campaigns led Pepe Arcos to be published in different magazines and to create Art exhibitions and limited editions of his fine-Art work, either in fashion, wildlife or underwater "that are" available for art collectors and galleries.

As a cinematographer, his works cover a wide range of works like the recent BMW M4 commercial and the full TV series APNEIA for Canal OFF TV, Globo Brazil.

 

His short film Pressure was awarded best short film at the International Film Festival Balinale, together with various movies featured in different TV channels and social media networks.

Exhibitions and Awards

EXHIBITIONS

  • ANOTHER WORLD, Metis Gallery, Bali 2019. A very special collection and installation creating the effect of floating images on a submerged lounge bar at Metis, gallery and Restaurant.
     

  • WHITE SWAN INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE FESTIVAL, Sanmenxia, China 2018, 2017. Twenty of my pieces only about Underwater wildlife photography participated in the biggest exhibition about Wild life photography in China.
     

  • CORALS OF ASAHAN, Tropical Nomad Gallery, Bali 2018. Seven Fine Art prints to rase awareness about the Coral conservation project in South Lombok after 2018 earthquakes
     

  • BODIES IN MOTION, Chico Gallery, California USA. 2017. Collection based on the exploration of human bodies in movement under the water

 

  • KOAN, Metis Gallery,  Bali 2017, collection based on underwater fashion photography

 

  • ESSENCE OF WILDNESS, RITZ Carlton JAKARTA 2017. Exhibition of the main collection for a month at the prestigious luxury hotel Ritz Carlton in Jakarta 2017

 

  • ESSENCE OF WILDNESS, Deus ex Machina, Bali 2016. Freediving underwater photography around diffent countries (Egypt, Philippines, Hawaii, Mexico, Tonga)

 

 

 

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

 

  • AQUACHALLENGE. Winner at the first reality TV Show based on Underwater Photography. Taiwan 2020

  • PHOTOGRAPHY GOLDEN AWARD. White Swan International Wildlife Exhibition. 1rst prize. 2018

  • PRESSURE. Awarded Best Short film - Balinale International Film Festival 2016

  • FOLEGO. Awarded Best Cinematography - Pretty Poison Independent Short Film Festival 2016

  • LIBERTY. APNEA Recognition Award. Silently Underwater short film Festival Belgrade 2017 - Also featured at CCTV China

  • FOLEGO. APNEA Recognition Award. Silently Underwater short film Festival Belgrade 2016

  • MABUL. APNEA Recognition Award. Silently Underwater short film Festival Belgrade 2015

 

 

 

Public Speaking and Conferences:

 

  • Ambassador of Filmmaking for ADEX (Asian Diving Expo) Singapore and China for 4 years

  • Special Guest at TAO FESTIVAL in Koh Tao, Thailand

  • Speaking events in China: Shenzhen and Guangzhou

  • Speaker at Pechakucha nights organized by HUBUD in Bali

  • Speaker at DOJO sessions in Bali

  • Speaker at LA NAVE NODRIZA in Madrid Spain

 

 

 

Main Interviews and Features:

 

  • Mombaby Magazine, Taiwan, Cover featuring TV Celebrity Janet Hsiao

  • Surf Magazine, Germany. Double page feature

  • Canon Image Asia, Interview and full article

  • Dive Photo Guide, Photographer of the month, Pressure release article and full interview

  • UW 360 Artist Feature and full interview

  • Marie Claire Brazil, Full feature about Flavia Eberhard and my UW photography

  • The Yak Magazine, Magazine Cover Article and interview

  • My Lombok Magazine, Fashion and underwater Editorial and Covers

  • Canal Off (Globo Brazil) Several features about APNEIA TV series in different Brazilian media