Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 12.38.07I’m from Barcelona and currently based in Oslo (Norway), where I moved in 2009.

My approach to Street Photography is very intuitive and I’ve always liked to let my work grow freely, without me forcing any direction or themes. It’s a very open process that demands full awareness and fresh eyes, to see the ordinary things of our everyday not just for what they are, but also for what they can become, when photographed.

There is a strong sense of play in my Street Photography. It’s a game for me, and the city is my playground. As we grow into adulthood we tend to lose our sense of play. We build walls to appear stronger, more serious, more adult; and so we leave behind that part of us that made us kids, the part that turned our backyard into wonderland and that tree into a fortress. And that ability to fantasize and see the ordinary through a child’s eyes is an essential part of my work. Play, to me, is all about being aware of the moment, and yet totally open to whatever happens. A surprise. A discovery. An eureka moment after connecting the dots.

The photos shown here are part of my endless (and only) body of work that I call ‘Hopscotch’. The name refers to the well-known street game in which children outline a series of rectangles on the ground and hop through them tossing a small object. They select and frame a piece of ordinary pavement, and that small area suddenly becomes something else in their eyes: home, earth, heaven, etc. It’s a process of transformation in which they elevate the ordinary into the imaginary through a simple and innocent idea. And a quite similar process takes place in my Photography: through candid observation I have to pick and frame small pieces of the everyday and, through an idea (metaphor, symbol or a simple joke) try to elevate them to something else than the ordinary. It is ultimately a group of images that emerge from my constant need to fool around with the monolithic and boring view of reality imposed on us by custom and dogma.

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*All my photos are taken from real everyday facts. Any similarity with fictitious events or characters was purely coincidental.
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I’m a member of the international Photography collective Burn My Eye

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Exhibition:

‘Hopscotch’ Solo Exhibition: Sept.29 2017 at SpacePlace, Nizhny Tagil (Russia): here

– Burn My Eye Exhibition: October 2017 at Muntpunt Gallerie, Brussels (Belgium): here

– BSPF Selected Works Exhibition; April-May 2017; Hotel Bloom in Brussels, Belgium: here

– Photo17“Directors Choice Series” 6-10 Jan 2017; Maag Hallen in Zürich, Switzerland: here

– Miami Street Photography Festival; Nov.2016-Jan.2017 at HistoryMiami Museum, USA: here

– BSPF2016; Oct.28th – Nov.11th 2016 at Galerie Ravenstein in Brussels, Belgium: here

– StreetFoto San Francisco 2016 finalists Exhibition; June 2016 in San Francisco, USA: here

– “World Street Photography by α” organised by SONY Thailand; May 2016, Bangkok: here

– London Photo Festival:  Street Photography exhibition, London (UK) (march-oct 2016) here

– Urban Picnic Street Photography Exhibition; June/July 2014, Saffron Walden, UK: here

– Miami Street Photography Festival Exhibition; Dec 2014 in Miami, USA: here & here 

EyeEm 2014-15; Berlin, Paris, Tokyo, Miami, Toronto, New York, San Francisco: here

MIXT No.2: Timorous Beasties; February 2016 at Studio E gallery, Seattle, USA: here

Greenwich Gallery; “Crowds” Exhibition. March 20th to April 4th 2015, London, UK: here

Blank Wall Gallery; “Cityscape” Exhibition. June 7th to July 2nd 2015, Athens: here

– Life Framer exhibition in Los Angeles (USA) at the Think Tank Gallery(nov. 2015) here

– MSPF2015: The Street Collective/SPontanea + finalists exhibit (dec. 2015) Miami, USA here

– Juraplatz:  Life Framer exhibition at Juraplatz artspace in Biel, Switzerland (dec. 2015) here

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Interview:

– Xataka Foto (spanish/2017): read

– Fotopolis (polish/2017): read

– Tackle (2017): read

– Siam Street Nerds (thai/2017): read

– Quitar Fotos (spanish/2017): read

– iN-PUBLiC (2016): read

-Rubixephoto (spanish/2016): read

– Bird in Flight Mag (russian/2016): read

– Gaël por las Calles (spanish/2016): read

– Street&Repeat (2015): read

– Another Street (2015): read

– Photo Art Mag (2014): read

– 121 Clicks (2014): read

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Prize:

– Finalist: EyeEm Photography Awards, The Street Photographer (2017); here

– 1st Prize: London Photo Festival Street Photography international competition (2016); here

– 2nd Prize: StreetFoto San Francisco international Street Photography Festival (2016); here

– People’s Award & Finalist: Miami Street Photography Festival international competition (2016); here

– Honorable Mention: Brussels Street Photography Festival 2016 (International Singles); here

– Finalist: Miami Street Photography Festival international competition (2014); here

– Finalist: Urban Picnic Street Photography international competition (2014); here

– Finalist: Life Framer “Urban Life” & “Love” international competitions (2015); here & here

– 2nd Prize: London Photo Festival Street Photography international competition (2016); here

– 1st Prize: Scandinavian Photo Street Photography competition; (2015); here

– Finalist: Professional Photographer of the Year international  competition (2014); here

– Finalist: EyeEm international photo competition / Street Photography (2014); here

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Selected Features:

LensCulture: “H-O-P-S-C-O-T-C-H” by Pau Buscató: here

– “100 Great Street Photographs” book, by David Gibson. Prestel Publishers: here

– Photo Trend: “Pau Buscató photographie l’ironie du quotidien dans la rue” (in french) here

– “Fotógrafos de calle: 13 fotógrafos españoles a los que seguir la pista” Xataka: here

– International Street Photographer (ISP) Magazine, 2014 Nov/Dec & 2015 Jan/Feb Issues

– Progresso Fotografico n.38 Issue dedicated to Street Photography (March 2016): here

– Interculturality Magazine n.8 Issue, front & back cover photos and inside pages: here

Saatchi Art; part of the EyeEm Collection, curated by Rebecca Wilson; here or here

Life Framer: Featured Photographer in their virtual art space “The Collection”; here

– Rubixephoto: “10 fotógrafos de calle nacionales que vale la pena seguir”; here

– Magasinet; featured in the weekly magazine of national newspaper Dagbladet

– EyeEm; Guest writer with the article “10 tips on Street Photography”; here

– Rubixephoto: “10 consejos de Fotografía de Calle por Pau Buscató”; here

– Eric Kim Blog: “35 Inspirational Photographers to Follow”; here

– StreetShootR : “16  S.P. Cliches That Are Impossible To Resist” ; here

– Street Mojo; “Best current street photographers for inspiration” here

– Street Hunters: most influential street photographers of 2016; here

– Street Photographer Notebook n.8 Issue…”Beach Special”; here

Xataka : “14 street photographers to get inspiration from”; here 

– Soloarteurbano.es: “La mirada de los fotógrafos de calle”here

– EyeEm Magazine, limited New York edition; here

Fotografia Magazine; here

– Street Hunters; here

– OldSkull.nethere

121 Clicks; here

 

Other:

Judging panel:  London Street Photography Festival 2017, international competition

– Speaker:  “Some notes on Street Photography” at Scandinavian Photo Fair (Oct. 21, 2017)

Workshops:  Street Photography Workshops in Barcelona; Oct. / Nov. / Dec.; +info

Speaker:  “Some notes on Street Photography” at Tønsberg KameraKlubb (2017)

 

 

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