Graduated in Law at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, he always knew that journalism was his thing. Postgraduate course at the UAM/EL PAÍS School of Journalism. He worked for more than 17 years at the newspaper ELPAIS where he trained as an all-round journalist. For the last two years he has been editing the online cultural magazine Elasombrario.com associated with Eldiario.es.
In addition to being known for being the author of the photograph chosen by Windows as the default wallpaper in its XP version, Charles O'Rear is a renowned photographer with a passion for portraying landscapes related to the world of wine.