sábado, 25 de julio de 2009


Pamplona, July 8, 2009

Photoshop; Select All; Distort, Crop Tool: voilá.

Distorting = faking. Fake = Readable.

martes, 21 de julio de 2009

Too much

Pamplona, July 7, 2009

Too much "Sanfermin-like attitude", too much "posing", too much ghost-like effect. French would use the word "cliché", coined from a photographic artifact.

domingo, 19 de julio de 2009

Dianas (Girls at Left)

Pamplona, July 7, 2009.

"Dianas" or Reveille: the Council Music Band play music at seven in the morning to cheer the people up. I'm shooting the whole thing and it's a fact that, on the melée, I'm composing all the pictures with girls at left and musicians at right. Damm it!

Look at the camera (Not this one!)

Pamplona, July 6, 2009.

During "Riau-riau", the Major poses for the camera(s)

The First Casualty

Pamplona, cuesta de Labrit.
July 6, 2009

It's only 13:16 on the very first day of Sanfermin and there's someone already lying on the street! Could be a record, no doubt about it.

As for the boy: he has his weapon water-filled ready and he'd be dangerous.

The Usual Thing: "Would you mind to show us a bit more, please, my dear!"

Pamplona, Navarreria Sq. July 6, 2009
"Show them off!" It's the crowd's usual cry every 6th of July. Pamplona should be the best place to undress oneself in front of drunkards, it seems. Aussies forever!

Beaten (So it seems)

Pamplona, Navarreria Sq. July 06, 2009


Pamplona, July 6, 2009

jueves, 16 de julio de 2009

21 Years Apart (or "How I stopped learning and love the mannequin")

Madrid, 1988 & Pamplona 2009

July 6, 2009

Back there in the 80's I recall to have used a beloved Yashica, my first reflex camera. Twentyone years after and a Canon that's a far cry from that one I'm not sure I've learning anything at all. Still mannequins lured me, as Ulysses's mermaids off Capri.

Smoke & Alex (I wanna be a grown up!)

July 4, 2009.

Moments before Alex Ubago's concert in Pamplona, teenagers wait anxious to see him and they play to be older and wiser. One of the singer best know songs: "¿Qué pides tú?" (What do you ask for?) would be answered by the dozens of kids with a cry:
I wanna be a grown up! I wanna have the freedom they enjoy (that one I presume they've got)... I wanna be prettier, slimmer, cool, whatever... I wanna be... another one.

One, Two and Three Hemingways

Pamplona, July 04, 2009.

Hemingway lookalikes contest: there are three of them here, but only one beer bottle. If only the good & old Nobel Prize could come over here just for one single here, he wouldn't recognize the place he did visit a few times. We indulge -Pamplona's citizens,- that we're living again same Fiesta than him lived, but simply we are self deceiving ourselves.
In any case, the council might have put at hand several good bourbon bottles, just for trying.

Cross Up

July o3, 2009.

viernes, 3 de julio de 2009

miércoles, 1 de julio de 2009


June 30, 2009.

Black & White nostalgia, for sure. Once upon a time, in a far, far away mood, we were on a darkroom where, for timeless hours, we struggled against the enlarger and trays to get a good baryta paper print. Not a snapper, we'd say to ourselves: "I can produce a beautiful print!" Take that!
Nowadays, we've got Photoshop sliders. Easy? Easier? Maybe. Maybe not.