On analogue photography

One of the things I love the most is taking my camera(s) out and take photographs of Madrid, my city, trying to see the city under a different point of view. But unload the film and develop it (even if it’s on my small and not-so-appropriate bathroom) and see the results for myself.

The greatness of doing something with your hands, to touch what felt untouchable, and see the result of wandering and wandering.

Sometimes the photographs aren’t as good as expected, or as many as I’d like it to be, but the feeling is pretty amazing, and as it has turn out, quite difficult to describe.

I don’t develop as many rolls as I’d like to, but do not worry, I’m getting there.

Time and trains

Do you ever feel like you’re always running but in the end you don’t get to catch the last train home?

Because, well… I do. It’s a tiring situation in which moving forward and getting somewhere are quite opposite ideas.

Traveller vs tourist

I love to travel, if I could I’d spend my whole life moving from one place to another. I can’t imagine my life without discovering new places (or old ones with new eyes), just as I can’t imagine my trips without a camera.

Every time I travel I fall into the same dilemma: to shoot or not to shoot ‘touristy’ photos? You know, the ones every other human being has from the same spot, same building, same everything. I feel those photographs are kind of soulless, a series made by robots. Don’t get me wrong, I like those photos as well, but I feel I shot them just to prove I’ve been there, and I’m not sure I like that feeling. I feel they don’t have MY point of view, a part of myself like the other ones.

So every time I travel I wonder if I should take the same photo again and again or just be myself and put more heart on my photographs, them being more a part of me.

An inner struggle I suffer every-single-time.

I prefer to be a traveller, not a tourist. *Sigh*


Adoro viajar, si pudiera pasaría mi vida moviéndome de un lugar a otro. No puedo imaginar mi vida sin descubrir nuevos lugares (o viejos pero con nuevos ojos), al igual que no puedo imaginar mis viajes sin una cámara.

Cada vez que viajo caigo en el mismo dilema: ¿tomar o no tomar fotos “turísticas”? Ya sabes, ésas que todo el mundo toma del mismo sitio, mismo edificio, mismo todo. Siento que esas fotos son un tanto frías e impersonales, una serie hecha por robots. No me malinterpretes, también me gustan esas fotos, pero siento que si las hago es para probar que he estado allí, y no me acaba de gustar ese sentimiento. Siento que no tienen MI punto de vista, una parte de mí que el resto sí tiene.

Así que cada vez que viajo me pregunto si debería tomar la misma foto de siempre o simplemente ser yo misma y poner más alma en mis fotografías, hacer que sean más una parte de mí. Una lucha interna que sufro cada vez.

Prefiero ser una viajante, no una turista. *Suspiro*

Two ends

The end? The beginning? Both?

I like to explore a little further with my photography, not sure where to begin though.

¿El final? ¿El principio? ¿Los dos?

Quiero explorar un poco más allá con mi fotografía, pero la verdad es que no sé por dónde empezar.