“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”
My Winter Mediterranean walks are filled with bold, intense and vibrant colours. People seem to seek for the beach and the sun in the Summer when there is so many people that it doesn´t feel like Holidays but an ordeal for everyone…, I love walking through deserted beaches with bare feet in winter, alone and with all the time in the world, when you can park the car anywhere you fancy for free. Get a table at any retaurant.
This few shots are just how much power there is in the colours and the blue blue blue sea. How the sun makes the rocks so red you need to tune down the saturation.
Enjoyed so so much the overdose of Mediterranean colours that it gave me a rush for the rest of the winter.
I hope you love the snaps too x
Let me take you to a unique universe where reality and time disappear. Where rush and reason don’t exist. Only an emotional dialogue between our intimate core and the mirror of those emotions, this is where Lidia Masllorens work lives.
I was asked to go to her studio and try to portray the feeling of her work and her. It was a very special moment but also frightening because since Christmas I just could not find or feel any creativity nor inspiration in my work and I was stuck into organising my back catalogue, it’s useful but not very satisfying. I felt like I didn’t have anything else to give, Winter can be dull when the light is flat and bi-dimensional. So I was terrified.
Only needed to move there and hope for the best, say yes and go for it, Doing a short trip to my home country was enough really. The sun just burns into your eyes and the blues become so vibrant, the sand almost red brick and the brain stops to think and the heart starts to breath.
Lidia’s studio is her universe, it’s unique and it’s a mess, mess everywhere, and yet every brush, every cable, every wall it’s a click from my camera, her expressions of discomfort when she doubts, her tiredness, her laugh, her generosity all become clear in her final work, but they are also her and you at the same time, a mirror. Dirt becomes beauty or more like she tries to debeautify our world.
Art first sight her work seems like a pretty cartoon, when you look close her work is full of texture and it’s so much depth you get lost into it.
I just love her as a person and her work which by her words is also us and how we see ourselves. One Art critic thinks she is like Manolo Valdes in a sense that she deconstructs reality and that is accurate.
I hope this pictures can transmit just that.
It has been a while, Winter if white is extremely gratifying but as a whole is a flat dirty grey light it´s dull and as a Mediterranean very hard to deal with this monotonous lethargic soul. They call in winter blues, I do not know, I don´t see nor feel any colour.
It has been now two maybe three years that like many takes a flight to see that somewhenre the light still exisits and objects are not uniform or two dimentional and there is a world with colour where the sun shapes life.
I go to the place where I was born and where I don´t need to look for the warmth and the blues mediterranean vibrant blues or hues of early golden light, pinks so subtle that they have no name. The Mediterranean winter light is so humble and so delicate it melts my camera, my eyes and reaches out inside my soul without even asking permision to my overly thinking head.
It´s a place where things and emotions happen without the mathematical precision, without thinking, its a pure and intuitive world i and feel it mine, you see it´s like a total conection between the light and the heart and I do hope you can feel it if only a little how beautiful and fulfiling is…. to wake up just a little bit early :)
Last night was incredible, I heard of Giant Party while listening the radio on BBC 6Music and that was that, they were playing in Birmingham that very same Thursday and I read or heard somewhere they were like LCD SoundSystem, I have never been a fan of them but my other half adored them. So I thought I will treat him (because our musical taste is so different), I was the one that ended up dancing and screaming like a lunatic but my surprise was when I saw him going just as wild, my guess is that Giant Party must be doing something right to appeal to opposite fans of Rock and Roll fans, init….
Personaly I loved going to a gig I had no idea what or who were playing, and the surprise I had was unbelievable, it was a blast, a riot of energy and supreme style, I love bands wearing suits and to look smart, they have all that and have personality, their music style I can’t say, sometimes the base had the profound sound of The Cure (my other half disagreed of course…) some guitars were as pristine and clear like Tom Verlaine in Television, other times they had the depth of The National and the charisma of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds as a band, they were like they have been doing this forever and yet In a way this gig felt like the first time I saw Birthday Party (Nick Cave second band) in Barcelona where the audience was maybe 20 people in the industrial part of Barcelona Poblenou. I wish back then I had camera to record that gig but at the time I didn’t even have the cash to get a ticket cos the bus ride cost that so I had to find my way in and walk back home for miles, oh well…
I have a little thing to say about the band now I have heard their tunes on line, personally I think they are overly produced and I wish that if they make a record its produced more according to what they sound in real life because IMHO that’s what's makes this band so special. The tunes overly produce don’t do justice to the band, but hey I am no one to give lessons to anyone it’s just that the magic gets lost in between so much!
If they play near you though, do go and see them, you'll dance and you'll have an incredible experience of a band who gives their ALL.
PS: Apologies for both videos to be so short, it was the first time I tried to film with my camera and I had no clue when was recording or not, I was lucky in a way to manage to film even a little TBH. Next time I will do better :)
I can’t remember last time I had so much fun during a photo shot session. Sometimes I get overwhelmed as things seem to develop at a very fast pace and I don’t want to miss a thing. There is the product, the person, the environment, the feeling etc etc…
This time however the pictures came by themselves, sometimes the clothes wear the person and the person personality disappears, it is good if this is the intention, however I believe that it’s always better to try to make the person shine, with Ana this was easy, so easy, no matter what we threw at her, she just laughed and laughed and enjoyed the session so much, her energy was overwhelming and I do hope this came through my lens ok.
I am not a fan of super sharp images where a model looks perfect and pristine, here there is a Noir feel, movement and action, fun and everything it should be imperfect, human and because of it creative and fun.
I hope you enjoy them and makes you fell part of the Making Of… so much so I left the final images for the Client and kept for me The Making of ;)
Five is the number of the human being.
The number five symbolizes the four limbs and the head that controls the limbs.
There are five senses: sight – hearing – taste – smell – touch
The Pythagoreans thought of five as “hieros gamos”, the marriage between heaven and earth.
The falling leaves
Drift by the window
The autumn leaves
Of red and gold
I see your lips
The summer kisses
The sunburned hands
I used to hold
And sometimes you close your eyes
And see the place where you used to live
When you were young
They say the devil's water, it ain't so sweet
You don't have to drink right now
But you can dip your feet
Every once in a little while
´I tornaré a Girona
Quan bufi tramontana
Per perdre’m en silenci
Pels vells carrers que enyoro.
I tornaré a Girona
Sense esperar que em cridin
Amb tremolor a les cames
I els ulls oberts com llunes.
Serà un dia de somni
Quan tornaré a Girona´
We would sing and dance around
Because we know we can't be found
I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus' garden in the shade
Octopus's Garden - The Beatles
“A flower blossoms for its own joy.”
Henry Moore is one of those artists that the more I revisit his work the more I have come to love and admire, at first I just saw the scale of his pieces, striking, sexy and unique voluptuous curves that balance perfectly with its surroundings. Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a place so huge where his work breaths and looks intimate and where solitude feels like a gift.
Long gone the days where I no longer shot a whole object, building or person into the frame all squeezed up. Moore invites you to look deeper into his forms and get lost between the work of nature has left over the bronze all over the seasons. It's beautiful, i cant find another word, but i hope that this picture represent a little bit what I am trying to say.
I hope you enjoy them and I am sure next time I go will see a completely different angle and curve, thats his beauty, it's infinite inspiration.
Never heard of Starcrawler, I had no idea what kind of music they play, all I saw was a brief clip with a mad singer in a straight jacket looking mad and my other half bought us a coupla tickets, I totally forgot but the day came and a tiny venue just held the biggest gig I have ever been to in ages. I mean they blew my mind, my senses, my brains, my inspiration, it was WILD..
Tight set, compact powerful music,the 70's Iggy Pop distilled with every cliche I grew up to love just there right there, front row. I never write in my blog, you see I am not good with words, I don't know how to make sense of a feeling hence I paint or take pictures. And I guess this is how Arrow the main singer I have come to learn was shy.... well.... What a performance that was. INCREDIBLE.
I was thinking how can I make justice to such performance... It's impossible. Then I came to think Iggy Pop, Man Ray and went for the Solarise effect or Breton effect like Man Ray was famous for.
Just go and see them! Get their record and love and adore every single tune... at full blast and feel alive right there and then!...
'If I draw five for the day
Then we ain't got to worry, we're nice for the day
Inspired by the sun, take flight for the day
Sippin' a cold beer, sunshine in your face'
I must go down to the seas again,
or the call of the running tideIs a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
Making art has first of all to do with honesty. My first lesson was to see objectively, to erase all 'meaning' of the thing seen. Then only, could the real meaning of it be understood and felt.
Ellsworth Kelly 'Notes from 1969'
No t'ennueguis amb records. Set claus
barren set portes. Saps prou bé què hi ha
darrere cadascuna per tornar-hi
amb el pretext d'enyors o negligències.
No s'esmena la vida ja viscuda
i aquest crepuscle de balaix desvetlla
noves veus que vulneren tots els límits.
Guarda la trista borra dels secrets
al fons obscur de qualsevol butxaca.
Que no t'exclogui el vent dels seus combats
ni la mar, dels seus ocis. Per colrar-te
de nou la pell hauràs d'obrir finestres.
No sentis massa pietat de tu.
Llença les claus i aprèn-te més encara.
Catfish and the Bottlemen is a band from Llandudno, North Wales, consisting of vocalist Ryan “Van” McCann, guitarist Johnny “Bondy” Bond, bassist Benjamin “Benji” Blakeway, and drummer Robert “Bob” Hall.
They took the house down in a gig in Northampton Royal & Dernagate 21 May 2016