At an early age my dad showed me the world of photography. It opened a whole new perspective for me and at the age of 16 I decided to buy my first camera. I started to search for unique moments to capture. Moments that other people might not see or miss because everyone looks at things in his or her own way.
The world is different every day, cities are growing and landscapes are constantly changing. Nowadays every mobile phone is equipped with a camera that makes great pictures, but do we actually realise what we see? Are we aware of the beauty the world shows us? Are we really living in the moment?
When I walk around in my hometown Barcelona, I see hundreds of people photographing this beautiful city using a mobile phone. The average time that people take to make a picture or a selfie, before they head to the next ‘hot spot’, is about 10 seconds. We instantly post this picture on our social media and are hoping to receive as many likes as possible. Because the amount of likes we get is what matters the most nowadays, right? The chances are actually quite big that we haven’t been able to enjoy that particular moment, or even completely missed out on it.
It’s rarely that we look at those pictures again and to me that is such a shame.
My goal is to capture all the beautiful things the world has to offer us and transform this into Fine-art. Art that gives you the opportunity to transfer your favorite view or moment into your personal living space. This way you can relive the moment at any time and at your convenience.
Be aware of the beauty we live in,
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