Ouka Leele, important member of Movida Madrileña, has defined a contemporary approach to seduction located between provocation and playing with the concept of beauty coloring black-and-white photographs with watercolors.
Naia del Castillo, "I do believe that the daily acts are far away of being peaceful. They are sitting entirely on the side of violence, the violence of conformity, of the adherence to models, the violence of the social consensus and the contempt it conceals within."
Juan Fontcuberta, has dedicated his work to uncover the mechanisms of deception through photographic manipulation. He himself says that his work is intended as a kind of vaccine against excessive realism of photography.
FOR YEARS, CONTEMPORAY PHOTOGRAPHY have played a substantial role in Spain's avant-garde culture. The sociocultural movement La Movida released a wave of suppressed creativity and tested the boundaries of freedom. Spanish photography is still outstanding. Today one is truck by the innovative and intense expression of contemporary Spanish photography which reflects the radical development that has taken place in Spain. In just a few decade, a closed society has been transformed into a multifacetted country in which contemporary culture enjoys a strong position (source: Estelle af Malmberg),The photo above is by Cristina Lucas. Below is a small selection of some of Spain's currently active and interesting photographers.
Ramón Masats, born 1931 in Barcelona and a conscious witness to over five decades of Spanish history, has had, and still has, an enormous influence on later Spanish generations of photographers.
Montserrat Soto, b. 1961, since the beginning of her career Montserrat Soto has focused on the use of photography as a starting point for the exploration of space as a receiver and transmitter of emotions. She is an artist whose work is intimately related to human experience through absence, traces and vestiges.
Javier Vallhonrat: "I think the world holds many secrets, we are very mysterious creatures in a mysterious world, though some endeavors to dream that everything is in wikipedia and in the end we will believe that the reality is that it fits in google.So I like that all the photos that interest me look bad on the internet".
I AM ELÉN
and I am responsible for this blog. These days I live in a tiny village in Axarquía in southern Spain.