I really cannot remember when I got my first camera, but I was just a kid when my grandmother sent me a Kodak Brownie for my birthday. Later, my uncle gave me a rather nice German viewfinder camera that I used to record important family occasions and the sights, exotic to me then, of those ancient European cities we sometimes visited during school holidays. Since then I’ve owned a couple of Japanese SLRs and an old Leica, a workhorse that has served me well for over forty years.
Working as an art dealer and gallerist often required the use of an instant camera, and for years I used a Polaroid. Then came digital cameras and I tried various models for the gallery, updating as the technology improved. For my own photography I continued to use 35mm cameras, enlarging the prints in my own darkroom. Since 2010, however, I have worked almost exclusively on digital formats, seduced by the large-format sensors, amazing optics, and the advances in printing that are now available, scanning earlier negatives and printing them on archival paper.
I have been photographing all my life. Years ago, I worked as a photojournaist in Brazil, selling my images to magazines (sometimes accompanied by articles), and they have occasionally been exhibited. But for the most part, very few people have seen this work, they are images captured for my own delight.
Enlace Art in Progress, Serra de Daró, Girona, PhotoEnlace’23 (group exhibition).
Fundació Vila Casas, Palau Solterra Photography Museum, 2023 Photography Prize, (group exhibition – catalogue).
Espai Art l’Abadia, Sant Joan de las Abadesses, Girona, Elogi del Silenci (group exhibition).
Galerie Horizon, Colera, Girona, Silence of Being (group exhibiton).
Real Academia de Bellas Artes San Fernando, Madrid, El futuro está en compartir (group exhibition).
Premio Internacional de Fotografía Banca March, Madrid (group exhibition).
Museo Evaristo Valle, Gijón, Asturias, Liquid.
Auditori Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, showing of Threshold (Umbral), Mostra de Cinema de Frontera, Passatges, Cultura Contemporània.
Exhibition XIII Photography Prize, Universidad de Murcia (group exhibition).
Portbou Film Festival, Portbou, Girona, “Passatges Festival”, showing of short film Threshold
La Alliance Française in collaboration with the Fundación Pilar Citoler (PHE13), Madrid, Landscapes of the Body (group exhibition).
Palau Solterra Museum, Torroella de Montgrí, Opening of the exhibition “Permanent Collection of Contemporary Photography in the Fundació Vila Casas” (group exhibition)
Kowasa Gallery, Barcelona, “Imágenes para una composición”.
Museo Fundación Santa María de Albarracín, Albarracín, Aragón, “Imágenes para una exposición”
Iglesia Santa María de Albarracín, Concert of “Imágenes para una exposición”, work for piano by Eduardo Rincón performed by Santiago Barro.