I do not use lighting equipment. Natural light gives me the kind of light, with soft shadows, that I need for my photographs. I live on the north coast of Spain, where the weather is normally cloudy, that’s why I get that kind of light. I also choose to shoot in the early hours of the day. My studio has a large, south-facing window. Sometimes I have to wait to get the light I want, and if one day I cannot photograph, I prepare other objects for another day.
For backdrops, I use basic materials. I have a surface where I stick white backgrounds or black or gray colors, which I change when they break. I use the minimum amount of elements in my photographs as well as to take them.
On occasion I use a backlight. But, that only happens when the characteristics of the object absolutely need it and I want to highlight them.