The first post is always a challenge, especially when you’re not writing in your native language. But I need to start from somewhere, right? So, I decided to start with a photo shoot that combines two of my passions: music and analog photography.
Back in 2010, photography was only a hobby for me and a profession for my husband. Our friends had a band and they asked him for some photos to promote their record. My husband made the photos and I shot the making of with my Diana Mini.
It was the beginning of the Lomography fever and I had lots of fun doing experiments with it. Shooting on film means you never know for sure what it’s going to come out. And that’s what makes it exciting! I get butterflies in my stomach every time a film is developed. And there’s always some surprise.
I had total freedom to do whatever I wanted (which I highly appreciate). Since I was shooting with a black and white film, I played a lot with light and shadows to make the images interesting. The band loved one of the photos and it ended up being my first photo used as art cover for an album.
Club Silêncio was the name of the band and the album was called “Amor & Terror” (Love & Terror). If you’re familiar with David Lynch movies, you got the reference. If you’re not familiar, the band’s name came from the movie “Mulholland Drive”. The band no longer exists (No hay banda!) and yet you can see the photos.
I love to know the stories behind the photos, and I thought it would be interesting to share the one behind this photo shoot. I made the photos just for fun and it was a nice surprise when the band decided to use one of them as art cover. Later, the same photo was part of an exhibition in my hometown, organized by a photo collective I was in.
It took me a long time to take photography seriously and now I finally have a website to show my work. Each photo tells a story and this journal will be all about it. I hope you’ll enjoy reading it.