A few words about me...
I am from Barcelona. I arrived to Luxembourg in 2005 to work for one of the European Institutions here, where I still work as IT engineer. I have many hobbies to wind out, I really like to explore subjects but not many of them stick to me and form a habit.
When I was young and I started showing some interest in photography my father told me that I should learn to shoot using his old Kodak Retina. So I did. I learnt the basics and my first photos were done with that old piece of metal, heavy as a rock, not even reflex and it had to be used with a separate photometer. Soon I saved to get a second-hand reflex, an old Pentax K-1000. I took some photography courses to improve, did some shootings with friends, etc. I wanted to continue that path but the truth is that the digital cameras were starting by then so I did not see the point for me to keep shooting with film photography and in fact other interests took my leisure time and my spare money. I was back to the pool of ‘occasional holiday photographers’ for many years.
Another one of my other passions is music and going to concerts. I have always enjoyed live music and since I came to live in Luxembourg. I do that very frequently, as we have a live music scene of top quality here. Music helps me to cope with life's bumps on the road, and going to a concert often makes me feel better about my life. Just going out of my place and sharing the same space with strangers with similar interests makes me feel like part of a bigger scheme of things and makes my own problems relative. And I am a curious being so discovering a new band or how a song sounds live is often an exciting reward to the time and money spent on the concert.
At concerts I started taking mobile phone photos that fill me with shame when I look at them now. Every now and then a not-so-bad one would surprise me. Four years ago I was in a festival with some friends and one of the guys working for a Spanish music blog told me that he had to write about a festival in Berlin and that he did not have a photographer. I could not offer myself to go with him as I was not one myself. But a few days after I was still thinking about it and I could easily picture myself enjoying concert photography. So that summer I bought myself a brand new Pentax, digital this time, and I enrolled again in some trainings and I started practising. Four years later I am still doing it, I have never stopped practising so this is the hobby that finally has stuck with me. I am still amateur. I follow many concert photographers and when in the concerts I look at the pro's and see what they are doing, where are they placed, etc.
Most of the photos I publish here are taken with an amateur-level camera, a Sony compact or a mirrorless Panasonic GX9 and with the limitations and advantages of shooting from the audience. As I am not in the concert as a professional photographer I usually don’t have a photo pass. The occasional chance to shoot from the pit will of course be welcome if the style of photography that I am bringing to the table suits your needs. I shoot with Pentax equipment on the occasions I have a photopass or the festival is free access.
You can contact be via firstname.lastname@example.org or at my GSM: 691243558.
However non-professional, all my photos are copyrighted so they are not free to use or share without my explicit permission.