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Salva Lopez

Through this project I do not attempt to create a faithful portrait of their reality. Instead, I hope to recreate the reality of the experience of living with them. — Salva López

Spanish photographer Salva López documents the 5 years he spent with his grandparents in his poignant series Roig 26. Living in a tiny flat in central Barcelona, López slept in the very room where his grandmother was born decades before. From this stage of domestic history, a portrait is painted of Jóse and Marina, their daily lives and patterns washed in soft light and quiet words. Though he acknowledges that his familial archetypes exist in a world of roles and customs foreign to him, Lopez’s view is one of a compassionate participant, full of ever-present love and understanding for those who represent a part of himself. Taken from Feature Shoot

All images © Salva López

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1-Jose&Ainara
Jose & Ainara

After several conversations with (male) friends about how relationships between men and women have changed since their parent’s generation, Spanish photographer Jon Uriarte had a brilliant idea for a photo series. He wanted to make images that showed not only the equality of balance in heterosexual relationships, but also the feeling of confusion the male may be experiencing with this change. He began this series, which he calls The Men Under the Influence by taking photos of couples together in the same image. After some time, he realized that a more effective image was to photograph the man alone, dressed in his girlfriends clothing in their shared apartment or house. Uriarte photographed the series over a period of three years in both the US and Spain. Taken from Feature Shoot

All images © Jon Uriarte

4Javi&Gabi
Javi & Gabi

5-Santi&Sabela
Santi & Sabela

8-Matias&Sarah
Matias & Sarah

9-Marcos&Lucia
Marcos & Lucia

10-Victor&Ana
Victor & Ana

2-Carlos&Naia
Carlos & Naia

7-Steve&Fonlin
Steve & Fonlin

Norman Jean Roy

An ageless Sharon Stone by Norman Jean Roy for Spanish Vanity Fair, June 2013. Taken from Fashiontography

All images © Norman Jean Roy

Norman Jean Roy

Norman Jean Roy

Norman Jean Roy

Norman Jean Roy

Norman Jean Roy

Norman Jean Roy

Norman Jean Roy

Eugenio_Recuenco_photography

As always, whilst you’re hunting for something, you inevitably stumble across something else that’s really great. I love this clever homage-to-Picasso fashion story by Eugenio Recuenco. The Spanish photographer is something of a renaissance man; besides photography, he is well versed in film and has even collaborated on an opera. He describes himself as a “pain in the ass who always insists on doing what he wants.” Fair play to you, Eugenio. Taken from Feature Shoot

All images © Eugenio Recuenco

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Eugenio_Recuenco_photography

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Eugenio_Recuenco_photography

 

Tokyo Salvi-Danes photography

There is an undeniable nucleus of initial interest, a question that from the occidental perspective is easy to think about. How does a society really live, each of its members, in a human and social organization which is apparently exemplary and with an enviable lifestyle? There is a feeling that despite enjoying all the comforts of a modern society, the inhabitants of Tokyo are far away from what was, conventionally, understood as an ideal of happiness. It is easy to find oneself isolated and alone among a crowd. Enjoying the comfort and economic safety is not a synonym of complete personal realization. A frenetic pace of life can ruin any personal initiative and any possibility of creative life. From this clash, I could observe a dislocation of the people of this huge metropolis, as if they did not strike a balance between feeling isolated and alone among the crowd. To sum up, the paradox was solved in a manifestation of solitude, in a great distress, in a sensation of individual frustration. Was that possible to detect and turn it into images? A difficulty due to the fact that I had to face up a perception of a completely subjective and debatable reality. It is not easy to show the breathlessness of the Taboo, the passive attitude or the nightmare of routine.—Salvi Danes

Salvi Danes is a Spanish photographer based in Barcelona, Spain. His work has been honored by the Lucie Foundation, Sony World Photography, IPA, and many others. This work is from his series, Dark Isolation: Tokyo. Taken from Feature Shoot

All images © Salvi Danes

Tokyo Salvi-Danes photography

Tokyo Salvi-Danes photography

Tokyo Salvi-Danes photography

Tokyo Salvi-Danes photography

Tokyo Salvi-Danes photography

Tokyo Salvi-Danes photography

Tokyo Salvi-Danes photography

Tokyo Salvi-Danes photography

Tokyo Salvi-Danes photography

Tokyo Salvi-Danes photography

My iGoogle “Spanish Word of the Day” picked one of my favourite words today.

ojalá : [Spanish] ojalá [English] I hope, if only