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About Simon Brauer
Photography: Simon has contributed to several advertising agencies, magazines and books. As of today, he has had the following photography shows: Costa by pass (2005) and Junk Love (2005), both held in Quito. His career as a photographer veers towards the artistic, where experimentation, passion and knowledge are the fundamental tools to always create something new. That is the reason behind Neurona Digital, a company he created in conjunction with his wife and fellow photographer Lorena Cordero in 2005. The company is dedicated to all the aspects of photography, and has all the resources needed to produce pictures at all levels and share experiences with other visual artists in the country and overseas.
Filmmaking: Simon has served as a Director of Photography in several projects, amongst them ‘Dr. X’, Martin Espinosa’s experimental short film shot using only still photography. In 2006, the film won the Ojo del Condor Festival in Ecuador and was in the official selection of the Chilean Short Film Festival, the Cero Latitud Film Festival in Quito and the Gibara International Film Festival in Cuba amongst others. He as also the DP of one of the most seen music video of 2006, Fausto Miño’s ‘Baila’.
He has also distinguished himself as a writer/director of music videos for several well know Ecuadorian musicians: “Te Amare” (Tercer Mundo). “Si solo estuvieras aquí” (Tito Proaño) ,” Reina “( Tercer Mundo),” Anónimo” (Metamorfosis) “El plato Social” ( Umbral) “Yo creo en ti” (Tarea D). These works have been programmed in several international networks such as MTV and HTV Latino.
As a filmmaker he has delved in several areas of the world of film: as a supporting actor in Sebastian Cordero’s ‘Ratas, Ratones, Rateros’, as an Art Director in Masakazu Shirane’s “A la Hora del Café’ and as Assistant Director in several film projects (‘Bajas Vibraciones’, ‘Un día los estudiantes se pusieron de acuerdo’, etc.). In 2001, he was Unit Director, Assistant Director and Super 8 Photographer on the Documentary ‘Ecuador vs. el resto del Mundo’ (winner, audience award, EDOC Documentary Film Festival, Ecuador, 2003)
He currently lives and works in Quito, Ecuador, with his wife Lorena and daughter Rebeca. Simon Brauer Website