Tuesday, 31 December 2013

2013 in photos

I'm not the kind of person who usually makes lists compiling the best of the year, and I don't enjoy that much to look back and see what has happened in 2013, but I thought it would be nice to select a few photos I took during this year and write a little about the story behind them.

2013 has been a good year for my photography. My style has evolved and is now more defined, and I have started to get more paid commissions which, of course, is always good.

Hope you enjoy this selection and I'll see you really soon in 2014 with some new photos!

This is a photo of Daniel, from the first part of my on-going series A Day in Glasgow. I started this project to document and pay homage to a city that inspires me every time I visit it.

This is the last photo I took in my old bedroom in Edinburgh before moving to a new flat. Although the room was quite dark during most of the day, the light in the morning was always beautiful.

I took this photo of my friend Marta when I went to visit my parents in Spain in April. The cherry trees close to my parents' house were blossoming and all the area was really beautiful with the first signs of Spring.

I took this photo of English band Peace for Nylon Guys in Glasgow in February, just the day before my Birthday. This was my first band shoot and also the first time working for Nylon Guys.

This is an image from my editorial After School, which I shot in the area around my flat in Edinburgh with stylist Katherine Whyte, MUA Caron Tait and models Sophie Crooks and Ciara Rafferty. It was my first time using the Contax T2 which I had bought just a couple of weeks before and loved the result!

I took this photo during my trip to Wroclaw, Poland, in October. The block behind the trees is an iconic building of the city, designed by architect Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak in the 1960s. It is part of a 6-building complex known as the ""Wroclaw's Manhattan".

This is a still from my video and personal project 10 Shoegaze Songs. I filmed it over a couple of days when I visited Spain in April using a hi8 camera, which I also used for filming another couple of videos in 2013.

This photo of model Ben Nugent is part of the editorial Pattison Street I shot for menswear website Fucking Young. It was styled by my friend Danielle Coates and was also shot really close to my flat in Edinburgh.

This is another image from my project A Day in Glasgow. The girl in the photo is Penelope Joan Gillies and it was taken just outside Kelvingrove museum.

This is my friend Amalia in her old flat. The image is part of a small lookbook I shot for t-shirt label Makelovelovemake last January.

I toook this photo of Jakub in August. He was, of course, hating having his photo taken but the light was amazing and had to be used...

And this is how I looked like in 2013.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Recent publications

Over the last month I've had some work published in a couple of magazines. Last Friday I received a copy of the latest issue of Material Girl magazine with my editorial After School in it. It was great to also find Lara Alegre in there with a beautiful editorial. Lara is a Spanish photographer whose work has been published in Girls on Film a few times and whom I met on my trip to Berlin last year.

In this issue there is also work by Girls on Film contributors Flora Deborah and Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert so I'd definitely recommend buying a copy if you can find it in your town!

Here are some photos of the magazine, you can see the rest of the editorial on my website.

I've also had a photo published and I've been interviewed in the "light issue" of Korean magazine AVEC. They chose a photo from my personal series "I Used to Live Here" and asked me a few questions about it and my work. There are also some other familiar photographers in this issue like Katherine Squier and Sandra Eichinger.

And finally, I've decided to use my Instagram account to post some of my work and behind the scenes there. Here's a photo from the shoot for I Heart Magazine in Glasgow last month. The editorial will be out in January!


Wednesday, 27 November 2013

A Day in Glasgow - Penelope Joan Gillies

Last month I took some more photographs for my personal series A Day in Glasgow (you can read more about this project here on the blog). This time I met Penelope Joan Gillies and went for a walk around the city's West End. 

When I lived in Glasgow I used to love going to the West End on the weekends and spending the mornings around the Botanic Gardens and Byres Rd. It is still one of my favourite areas in the city and it was great to discover some new places with Penelope.

You can have a look at all the photos from my morning with Penelope, as well as the previous part of the series with Daniel, on my website:

On another related note, last weekend I shot an editorial in Glasgow for the new issue of I Heart Magazine. I Heart is a French magazine that focuses on a different new city in every issue. The team travelled to Glasgow and asked me to shoot some fashion, and I chose some of my favuorite places in the city as locations. I just collected the photos from the lab yesterday and can't really wait to see them published in the new issue which is out in January!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013


I've just realized that I haven't updated the blog in a while. It's probably the longest I've been without posting anything new since I created the blog in 2009 so I'm gonna try to go back to the weekly updates.

These are some photos I took during my trip to Wroclaw, Poland, last month. It was my first time there and was really impressed by the architecture and also the light was amazing. You can see them bigger along with more photos on my website:


Over the last few weeks I've been busy with other projects. Last month I also shot the second part of my series A Day in Glasgow which should be up here on the blog by the end of next week. I've also created a new website for Girls on Film and I've been spending more time on Future Positive. Also add the 7.5h a day of my full-time job and you may understand why there hasn't been any update in so long!

Apart from this, I'm shooting an editorial for French magazine I Heart this Saturday. The magazine team travels to a different city for each issue and this time they've chosen Glasgow (good choice!).

Monday, 23 September 2013

A Day in Glasgow - Daniel Micah DeWolfe

Here are a few photos from the personal project I talked about a few weeks ago. In "A Day in Glasgow" I'm contacting Glasgow residents I hardly know and asking them to take me to their favourite places in the city, spending the day with them and documenting the whole experience.

For the first part of the series I decided to message Daniel Micah DeWolfe. Daniel is half American, half German and has been living in Glasgow for a year. He's a student at Glasgow School of Art and took me to his favourite haunts, starting in the West End and walking through Argyle Street to get to the city centre.

I hope to continue this series with some new photos next month. You can see the rest of the photos from the first part on my website:

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Oblivion pt. XII

When I was selecting the photos for this post I realised that I hadn't uploaded images from my series "Oblivion" since December last year! To make up for it, here are some photographs I've taken since I bought the Contax T2 4 months ago.

You can check the rest of the series here and on my website.

I'm also starting a new personal project next weekend. I want to keep it secret until I publish the first photos, but here's a clue: Glasgow.