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Girona (Catalonia), 1968.

I've been interested in photography as a means of expression since my adolescence, perhaps because in my childhood I got to know it first hand thanks to my brothers, who set up a dark room in the family home garage. I bought my first camera in 1984 after a hard summer work selling ice cream at Costa Brava. And I have never stopped taking pictures. I studied a degree in Maths, and later around my thirties I decided to develop my self-taught formation in photography, carrying out multiple online and face-to-face courses and workshops. I started semi-professional path in architecture and interior photography in 2014 and at present I'm combining non-photographic teaching with my professional activity in architecture and interior photography and with the development of personal photographic projects.

 

STATEMENT

I love projects that are telling us a story, whether real or invented, but a story with a real narrative feeling in it. In this meaning I’m very interested in the close relationship between photography and text as two powerful means when telling stories or explaining our vision of the world, and how their potential is multiplied when using both of them.

I’m also looking into how the relationship between photography and memory-identity is changing in the current context with the massive use of the internet and social network.

I think photography (all art forms really) could be a powerful therapy tool; moreover, a means of personal transformation, and hence a means of social transformation by bringing up current issues of our times.

Through the photographic act itself, either mental and reposed as in the architecture photography or more intuitive and visceral, I’m looking for the immersion and full concentration right at that moment.

 

EXHIBITIONS

2020 Time on Quaaludes and Red Wine, Festival Panoramic, Granollers, Barcelona. 

2020 Time on Quaaludes and Red Wine, Fotofestivallen Lenzburg, Switzerland.

2020 (postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19)  Time on Quaaludes and Red Wine, collective at Festival Lumínic, Sant Cugat del Valles.

2019 Time on Quaaludes and Red Wine, Fotopop Weekend, Barakaldo.

2019 Time on Quaaludes and Red Wine, solo exhibition at Voies Off Festival, Arles.

2019 Time on Quaaludes and Red Wine, solo exhibition at Grisart Escola Internacional de Fotografia, Barcelona.

2018 Time on Quaaludes and Red Wine, collective exhibition “FIVE SECONDS”, curated by Natasha Christia, Biblioteca Esquerra de l’Eixample, Barcelona.

2018 Dummy book Time on Quaaludes and Red Wine exhibited at FIEBRE PHOTOBOOK Festival, Madrid.

2018 Time on Quaaludes and Red Wine, exhibition of the V DocField Dummy Award finalist dummies, Foto Colectania, Barcelona.

 

2015 Ghosts of Comala, Centre Cívic Navas, Barcelona.

2013 Ghosts of Comala, La Lotteria Associació Cultural, Barcelona. 

2013 Ghosts of Comala, Casa de Cultura Les Bernardes, Salt (Girona).

2014 Ghosts of Comala, Sala Montserrat Roig, Centre Cívic Pati Llimona, Barcelona.

2015 Ghosts of Comala, Ajuntament de Sant Joan de les Abadesses (Girona).

2012 collective online exhibition project “Ubiquography”. Barcelona Photobloggers, online.

 

AWARDS AND MENTIONS

2020 Time on Quaaludes and Red Wine, winner of the Jury Award at FotoFestival Lenzburg.

2020 Time on Quaaludes and Red Wine, shortlisted at Athens Photo Festival, Greece. 

2020 Time on Quaaludes and Red Wine, winner work at FotoFestivallen Lenzburg, Switzerland.

2020 Time on Quaaludes and Red Wine, shortlisted at  Blow Up Press Book Award.

2020 Time on Quaaludes and Red Wine, shortlisted at Guernsey Photography Festival International Competition.

2019 Time on Quaaludes and Red Wine, winner project at Plataforma stArt, Bilbao. 

2019 Time on Quaaludes and Red Wine, shortlisted for the final round of the Images Vevey Book Award.

2019 Time on Quaaludes and Red Wine selected at Plataforma stArt, Bilbao.

2018 Honorable Mention for Time on Quaaludes and Red Wine at V DocField Dummy Award, Barcelona. 

2012 Winner at Street Photography Award, Naturpixel and WACOM EUROPE GmbH, Barcelona.

2011 Finalist at “Brangulí va ser aquí, i tu?” award, in “Street Life”, “Means of Transportation” and “Urban Development” categories. Barcelona Photobloggers and Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.

 

COLLABORATIONS

2020 Collaboration with L’Eixida in the pedagogical itinerary “Social Network and Exposed Intimacy” into the Panoramic Festival Educational Program addressed to high school students, with Time on Quaaludes and Red Wine project. 

2020 NOVIS CORPUS, 48 photographes confinés, collective photo book.

2020 "Engendering Globalization" collective exhibition; collaboration with PlaCLIK teaching innovation plan at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). Academic coordination: Rosa Cerarols. Projects supervision: Lourdes Delgado and Enric Montes

2020 Collaboration with singer/songwriter Àlex Torío, photos and graphic design for his CD “L'Home de l'Any (Passat)". (DiscMedi, 2020)

2017 Collaboration with singer/songwriter Àlex Torío, photos and graphic design for his CD “The Neglected Garden”. (Columna Música, 2018)

2016-2017 Collaborations on documenting the 48h Open House Barcelona Architecture Festival.

2015 Conference "I am not a photographer” together with Alberto Prieto (Grisart), Àlex Torío (singer and songwriter) and Ramon Reverte (director of RM Ediciones) about the photographic work of the author Juan Rulfo; Grisart, Escola Internacional de Fotografia (Barcelona).

2015 Collaboration with Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona and with Miguel Valiñas, a Mexican artist,  in the photographic documentation of his performance at the CCCB's lobby on the occasion of the exhibition "Lucha Libre: Retratos de Familia" by Lourdes Grobet, as part of the MXaBCN Festival. 

2015 Collaboration with Frederic Amat, a plastic artist, by inmortalizing photographically his ephemeral work "Tractat de Gnomònica" at Espai d'Art l'Abadia (Sant Joan de les Abadesses, Girona)

2014 Collaboration with FITAG (International Theatre Festival of Girona) in the photographic documentation of the rehearsals and the opening of the play Historia de una Locura, by Theatre Company Grotesque (Russia).

2011 Collaboration with singer/songwriter Àlex Torío, photographies for his CD “Ghosts of Comala”.

 

COURSES

2017-2018 Curso de Creación de Proyectos / Project Creation Course; Grisart Escola Internacional de Fotografia, Barcelona.

2017 Specialization Course in Photobook Editing; IEFC, Institut d’Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalumya, Barcelona.

2014 Specialization Course in Architecture and Interior Photography; IEFC, Institut d'Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya, Barcelona.

 

WORKSHOPS

2020 Creative Editing, masterclass with Laia Abril. Jornades Fotogràfiques de Platja d'Aro.

2020 El Multimedia Fotográfico Workshop with David Linuesa (Áqaba Media). Jornades Fotogràfiques de Platja d'Aro.

2020 Narrative, Research and Platforms Masterclass with Laia Abril. Panoramic Festival, Granollers.

2019 Una historia privada de la mirada Workshop, with Miguel Romero. Barcelona. 

2019 144, fotografiar, caminar, editar y pensar Workshop, with David Salcedo. Barakaldo.

2019 The aim is your own path Photography Workshop, with Juanan Requena and Israel Ariño. Merigny, France.

2019 RCR International Workshop of Architecture Photography and Audiovisual, with Hisao Suzuki. Olot, Girona.

2019 Portrait Workshop, with Estela de Castro. Bilbao. 

2018 Entre Latir y Mirar Workshop, with the photographers Juanan Requena, Enric Montes and Israel Ariño;  Torralba de Ribota, Spain.

2018 Portfolio Viewing Workshop, with the photographers Eugeni Gay and Camila de Maffei; ArtPhotoBCN Emerging Photography Festival.

2018 Personal Authoring Course, Keys to Make a Photographic Project, with Jesús Micó;  ArtPhotoBCN Emerging Photography Festival.

2017 Landscape and Image in Photograhy Seminar; Observatori del Paisatge de Catalunya, Girona. 

2016 Wet Collodion Workshop; Centre Cívic Pati Llimona, Barcelona.

2016 Art of Seeing Workshop with Peter Sanders; Jornades Fotogràfiques Platja d’Aro (Girona).

2015 Analogue Developing Workshop; Centre Cívic Pati Llimona, Barcelona.

2015 Photography and Text Workshop; Grisart, Escola Internacional de Fotografía, Barcelona. 

2014 The Art of Styling, Styling in Photography Workshop. The Define School, online. 

2012 Graphic Edition Workshop, Casa Elizalde, Barcelona.

2011 Free Flash Lighting Intensive Workshop; ERAM University School, Salt (Girona).