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Retratos con Dámaris y una edición más analógica

Cada pocos meses quedo con Dámaris para hacer una sesión de fotos. Esta vez sabíamos que iba a ser en la playa de Laga pero realmente tampoco teníamos mucho en mente así que improvisamos. Por temas de logística, la sesión tuvo que ser por la mañana, así que tuvimos luz dura casi desde el principio pero creo que aun así nos quedó algo bonito.

Últimamente, cada vez que hago retratos intento editarlos con unos colores más naturales, quizás más analógicos. Supongo que así seguirán teniendo unos tonos que no habrán pasado de moda dentro de unos años. Me encantaría saber qué opináis sobre esto.

Un abrazo!

Canon 5D Mark iv + Sigma 50mm

Soft light and portraits with Dámaris by the lake.

On Friday afternoon we had a last minute plan. My friend Ginebra Siddal is in town for the weekend because she is offering a double workshop in Gasteiz. In the meantime, I was talking to Dámaris who was going to be the model for Ginebra’s workshop, about organizing a new shoot in the future because I had some ideas in mind. It was Friday afternoon and I didn’t have any plans for the evening, I was going to teach a class and I was free after five. However, after this quiet non creative rut I thought it was time to change the attitude and try something new. So I decided to ask both Dámaris and Ginebra if they wanted to drive to a beautiful little lake for some photos, and they both agreed immediately. We made it on time before the sunset, and we had the place for ourselves along with all the frogs, fish and mosquitoes in the water. What a show! The light was soft and warm, but the best part as always, was their company and the time spent creating.

All these were shot with the Canon 6D plus the Sigma 35mm and 50mm Art.

New project with Jon Etxezarraga

I have recently started working with portrait photographer Jon Etxezarraga and I am very excited to announce that we are about to launch our own brand in the next few weeks. Even though our work is very different, we believe that it will be interesting to see how we combine our styles. 

On our first project together, we have collaborated with Amane, a clothing store from Durango (Basque Country) where Amaia sells beautiful clothes like the ones you see in the following photos. We shot at three different locations here in the Basque Country, and we had a wonderful time working with models Elene Okamika , Aiora Ponce, María Basabe and Bihozne Artetxe. We also had the help of make up artist Alba Herrera who made an excellent job, too!

This is a small selection of photographs we shot for this project, but we will be showing a lot more of the stuff that we have been doing in these past few weeks, when we finally reveal everything in August. We are looking forward to working on sessions with individuals, couples, families and brands. So if you are interested, go ahead and send us an email to leireub@gmail.com. Keep checking our Instagrams for updates and news! Can't wait to see this project grow, we are beyond excited!

Collaboration with portrait photographer Jon Etxezarraga

We are lucky to live in such a beautiful place. It only took us half an hour to arrive to this rocky beach and experience one of the best portrait sessions I’ve had in a while. This time I met with Jon Etxezarraga, a fellow photographer whose work mostly consists on portraits. It was the first time that we met and worked together, and I definitely loved how he carefully set up his camera and how he guided Bihozne, our model, to create such an elegant set of images (which you can check on the link above). It's interesting to see the differences in how we visualize an image; he focuses more on the person in front of him, whereas I like to make the landscape  also part of the photograph. I think it was really positive to learn so much from a collaboration like this, and I would love to keep working together with him and other fellow photographers on upcoming projects. 

I think this experience made me think about how enriching it can be to go out and shoot with other photographers. There is always something new to learn (about posing models, camera gear, settings, locations, light…) and it's awesome to talk to other people about the craft you believe in. 

These are some of the images I made on that sunny morning, I hope you like them!

*Thank you so much to Bihozne Artetxe and Jon Etxezarraga for all the great moments of that Saturday morning.

*For photographers: All these images were taken with the Canon 6D+ Sigma 35Art + EF 24-70 2.8

Below zero session in the forest

I texted Oihana on Saturday night asking whether she would be up for a quick shoot the following morning. She agreed immediately, so I packed my gear in the Kanken and decided to bring along my analog camera with Portra 400, because my resolution for this year is to shoot more film. I woke up to -7ºC and put on the warmest clothes I had on my closet, drove to her apartment and went to the forest to shoot some portraits. Wildflowers were covered in frost and puddles were frozen. Yep, it was cold indeed, but the light was beautiful, and totally worth it. 

I'm currently looking for people to go on more shoots like these. If you are interested, head over to the contact page and let's plan something wonderful and fun!