Angel Vilches is a young Spanish photographer based in Madrid. While he remembers always having taken photos, he didn’t really start seriously until 2019. In an idiosyncratic approach, he started with astronomy photography, before turning his attention to landscapes and night photography. His early forays into space possibly explain his taste for darkness and the uncanny. Rather than in fine weather, Angel Vilches likes to wait by night under tormented skies to press the shutter. “I usually work in under-exposure,” he explains. “I like to create dark atmospheres but with the gentle light of sunrise or sunset.” Among his influences are landscape photographers like himself, including the Italian Enrico Fossati or the Spaniard Ivan Ferrero.