Architectural photographer in Barcelona – bio
Originally from Florence, Italy, and based in Barcelona, my name is Lorenzo Vecchia and I’ve been professionally photographing architecture, interiors and still life for over ten years. In recent years, I’ve been commissioned to work with architects, interior designers, hotels, restaurants, the fashion industry and the luxury real estate market in both Spain and Italy. When I’m not shooting for clients, I run some personal projects based on urban landscape and interiors.
At different stages of my life I’ve studied programming, photography and art: from this heterogeneous mix my passion for digital image comes out, especially fascinated by the infinite possibilities it presents. From the beginning I have taken this work very seriously, working thoroughly on the one hand the technical aspect, and on the other the conceptual part that resides behind of each photograph: images are powerful tools when transmitting concepts and ideas, because they give us the unique opportunity to realise your own vision, revealing the best way you can show and display a space or an object through your own sensibility.
From my past experience as a professional photographer I have learned that good photography takes time. Time for thinking, for planning, for staging, for waiting until the sunlight shines in the most complimentary way. When I have to shoot photographs of a house, or a hotel, I like to think of the images as a whole, as if it were a movie: I try to give them a rhythm through the use of light and composition, integrating the set of pictures into a whole story so viewers will understand the space/time and make them feel like they are stepping into that space, because I don’t want to take a bunch of random photos, but rather I want to tell stories about living spaces. The most important tool in a photographer’s toolkit is light: every single living space is changing constantly throughout the day – lights and shadows display differently each moment of the day, conveying different emotions, and I want to capture all of them with my camera. Ultimately, architectural photography is describing spaces with light.