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The Forum, with Barcelona Raw

This was the 4th excursion for the group Barcelona Raw which I set up the beginning of 2009, we decided to return to something more industrial and brutal after the trip to Monjüic where we messed around doing portrait shots.

We arrived just as the rain was easing off but it would keep returning sporadically throughout the afternoon.

It was also pretty cold with the wind whipping in off the sea over the exposed expanse that is The Forum. This place always has an air of desertion (apart from when there are events of course and these are in the evening, when the place feels a little less austere).

I must admit I was not feeling to thrilled by the day after having cycled there in the rain, and as always when I doing these events I am sometimes on call to help out with certain technical issues and so can’t really concentrate on my own shots, however, once everyone went off to do their own thing I soon found plenty of inspiration.

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Posted: April 19th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Architecture | No Comments »

Rod & Vanessa Wedding

I got a call from this Canadian couple who had arrived in Barcelona and wanted some picture of them making vows to one another. They had no particular preference for a location and given time restraints I decided we should head to Monjuic where it is green and shady with views of the city.

They were a lovely couple, perhaps a little quirky, but in a nice way that can be such a relief to encounter in a world where things can be a bit homogenised.

We basically strolled around the gardens up there for a couple of hours, all very informal and improvised. When I saw them later to hand over the disk they actually wanted to pay more!

Who ever heard of a wedding photographer getting a tip?

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Posted: April 18th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Weddings | No Comments »

Licence Story

This was a story about various people’s stories obtaining licences for different things in Barcelona, a boat licence, driving licence, bar licence, and an importer of specialist meat products.

These kind of stories are always fun because you meet a diverse group of people and realising how people not so different from yourself can flourish in a foreign city can be inspirinng

Posted: April 5th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Editorial | No Comments »

Erika Lust

Erika runs a feminist pornography company, which as you would expect makes erotic movies aimed more at what women like. I turned up at her offices and was impressed by the size of the place and the amount of people working there (strictly office like duties I hasten to add).

She is based in Poble Nou which is an interesting area, with it’s mix of old Barcelona, big old warehouses popular with artists etc and the manic construction of new buildings as the Ayuntamiento happily wrecks havoc with a local community in it’s quest to be seen as cutting edge.

The day I went to meet her it was raining and quite grey and the atmosphere in the barrio was perfect for gritty B&W photos and I have made a note to return there to do some pics, maybe I’ll take my photography group there for an outing (Barcelona Raw).

Posted: April 2nd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Editorial | No Comments »