Photo: GoProBcnPhoto

My friends at FotoTecnica contacted me, and asked if I could prepare something for their booth at Sonimagfoto. Since they were planning to share a portion of it with GoPro, I suggested two things that I could do for them.

One was simple: a silent version (no audio on booths) of a previous movie I made, recorded with a GoPro Hero-3 Black placed on a shelve of One-Michelin-Star restaurant Koy Shunka, that I happened to design four years ago, and make a fast/slow-action film of the chefs working on their dishes (the open kitchen happens to be quite spectacular, and by the way, food is absolutely amazing!). See here my original movie here and the silent version here.

Second was more of a niche project: what capabilities of the GoPros do we hardly think of? Photos. We do take photos when we make time-lapses, but I cannot remember seeing any "self-standing" photo session taken with a GoPro. So I went out to walk around the typical tourist tour around the old part of town, and snapped pictures like crazy. But with a twist: the pictures would be Black&White! I must admit I sneaked in a few pics that I snapped in Milan (I was there for Salone del Mobile), but for the sake of marketing, I decided not to change the title of the project. Please find the pictures below.

BCN IS... @ Fundació Tapies

Fundació Tapies is showcasing today Mobile Views Barcelona's videos, amongst which my BCN IS...

http://vimeo.com/60030219

Please feel free to stop by. The event starts at 17:30 and finishes at the museum's closing time, that is, 19:00.


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Photo: LLUNA (MOON) 'S NEW HOME

We are very lucky to have a garden. It is a small one, but it is right in the middle of the City. C'mon, are you complaining? No, I am not. It is only that it is not such a big garden. An there's our home on one end, and my photo studio on the other (my photo studio cannot be in out basement 'cause our home is actually in our basement!). And my office is only one floor up! Will it be big enough for her? We will still need to take her out, but being busy people as we all are at home, will she be ok? I wish I could skip a few hours of work a day, and go out with her. Wait a minute! I CAN skip a few hours a day; I am self-employed; I have my own office, and my own photo studio; I work as many hours a week as I wish... that's why I AM NOT DOING IT! I end up working as many hours a week as possible... how many hours in a week? I work all of them!!! Wait.  Let's do it! I need to get myself out of my home-studio-office for a walk every now and then.

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Exhibition: DRIVE MY CAR

I am proud to announce that two photos of my series 5 PEOPLE IN A LONDON TAXI will be showcased at GALERIA TAGOMAGO BARCELONA, opening on October 31st, 2012.

The amazing amount of talent that the exhibition hosts is absolutely overwhelming, and makes me feel humbly fortunate to have been included.


If you happen to be in Barcelona on the 31st,  please stop by and say hi.

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Website Update: LAND

I have also added two pictures to the set LAND, and I'd like to comment them here.

 

Vertical and Horizon

When you drive along the Delta of river Ebro, you get used to the Horizon. Simply put, it is always there. After a while, you realize that only certain familiar references, like electric poles, help to determine the distance between places, and in which direction you are driving.

 

Skyline

Somewhere in the middle of continental Greece, there's this castle on a tiny island, that is connected by a bridge to the coast. The city was built with the stones available in that area, and therefore, the island and the houses have the exact same color. But when the sun goes down (behind the city, in this picture), you can see the skyline of the half-demolished fortress and, on the background, the coast and the hills.

Website Update: CITY

I just updated my (brand new) website with a few new pictures that I'd like give a short explanation about.

Oh! And this is the first blog post on my new Blog!

"85"

I took this picture in Los Angeles a few years ago. I have been thinking of going through the pictures I took on trip I took on the (my) rise of digital photography.

Torres Blancas

I once stayed in a hotel, in Madrid, one block away from this building. As an apartment building, it has become an icon of a certain period of spanish architecture. And turns out it is located on the crossroad of the first traffic light you'll find as you enter Madrid from the airport. So everybody sees it, but few people look at it! During my stay in that hotel, I took a little walk around so I could observe all of it façades: no need to say the building offers more than "best points of views".

 

Hong Kong side street

Hong Kong offers a really big number of different facets. One street is the most nice, neat, hype. You turn around the corner and it's a whole new world. And, in certain areas of town, nobody seems to buy façade paint whereas on other nearby areas, people seem to go crazy about it!!!

 

A Window and Milan

Milan is not a place in which you enjoy being out on the street, mainly because of the weather. On the other hand, turns out that it has many many interesting interior spaces and places, that are usually occupied and open to the public during the some of the numerous events that take place in the city (like fashion shows and furniture fairs).

On the technical side, the three first pictures are digital shots, while the last one is B&W film.

On the personal side, I have no problem with mixing film and digital. And that is probably because I am getting comfortable enough with my new ultra-simplistic post-processing workflow. Happy!

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Photo: POOL MERMAIDS

Mermaids. Fascinating creatures. Mermaids' habitats are water shores. They spend many hours a day interacting, in some way or another, with water. After a few swims, they usually enjoy sitting next to the water and refresh themselves. They spend time absent-mindedly playing with rims and softly splashing the surface, while other mermaids swim around.

They sometimes lay down and sunbathe.

Mermaids are really difficult to portrait. They usually refuse to pose. They actually hide, escape, or politely excuse themselves as soon as a camera is withdrawn from a bag.

I was recently very lucky, and had the chance to take a few shots before I got fired with the phrase "Papa...! Sempre ens estàs fent fotos!! Que pesat!!! " (catalan-to-english google translate, if not obvious enough).

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