Madrid at sunset, if a bit dark…

As promised, back to sharing pictures. I went to Madrid a few days after Christmas. I guess I was in need of meeting friends and family, have some good food and a bit of sun. The weather was a bit better than in London, at least, warmer. One of the days I just wandered around the city center, and took these pictures, with the sun light just touching the highest parts of some buildings or facades. I went for this contrast and dark processing, trying just to show the lit parts and hide the people in crushed shadows, making them just silhouettes.

Israel (2)

A few more pictures from this trip to Israel. Different desert landscapes that I found completely fascinating and otherworldly. A trip that helped me to understand a few more things about human nature. And about me. And about how (not) to deal with unrequited love. Maybe I will write about this in another post, possibly the third about imaginary friends? Sounds good for finishing the “trilogy”… Meanwhile, I’ll try to focus on more important things, like posting more pictures here next year. I’ve been very active recently on Instagram, also preparing pictures for submission to various contests (without any luck so far!) and even exhibiting one picture in a place here in London. Just one! but I feel very proud if it anyways. Merry Christmas. 🙂

Israel (1)

A picture from a recent trip to Israel. To be honest, the last place I ever imagined to be visiting anytime soon, but a friend of mine asked me to do the trip together, and I just couldn’t say no. We spent a day driving around Mitzpe Ramon, in the Negev desert. Amazing place, otherworldly landscapes. I’ll share here more pictures of this trip soon.

 

Sisters

Interesting interview I found while doing the course Seeing Through photographs. I enjoyed lots doing this course. Its not about technical stuff with cameras, but more oriented to the themes, uses, subjects, and people who have made photography the thing it is today. I’ve learnt lots, and even after having finished the course, I see I still have lots more to learn.

I hadn’t heard about Nicholas Nixon before. I found this interview very moving, quite possibly because of that project of the Sisters. I often see pictures of people as memories of loved ones, and here Nicholas Nixon is showing his love for his wife, and her sisters in a very particular way. A really long term project.