Reproductions of sculptures and paintings.
An important part of my activity as a professional photographer in Barcelona is dedicated to collaborating with artists, especially sculptors and painters, in order to reproduce their works for magazines, catalogs and exhibitions. Over the years I have collaborated with various local and international artists in Barcelona, Milan or Florence, making reproductions of figurative and abstract art like paintings and sculptures. Each artistic discipline implies a different approach, since the pictorial surface needs a completely different treatment of sculpture. However, the basis of any reproduction of artwork is the connection with the artist: understanding the feelings and the intentions of which the work is embedded and transmitting and amplifying them to approach, through images, the experience of contemplation of the work of art.
Reproductions of paintings. An important part of my work as a professional photographer in Barcelona is the reproduction of painting and graphic work. The photographer that has to photograph painting and graphic work needs specific knowledge, as it is a very technical specialty, where the reproduction of color and detail is essential. This is accomplished in several phases: the first step is always a study of the color and surface of the paint. For me, texture is one more dimension of the pictorial surface, and I always consider any graphic work as three-dimensional. This first step will determine the type of lighting that will be used for the reproductions, which will reveal in a specific way the texture of the work. The next step is the correct color reproduction, in this case it is not about interpreting but adapting the best technique to faithfully reproduce colors and nuances of the painting. For this reason painting reproduction has a very strict workflow: there is no space for interpretations and variations, the pictorial work has to be faithfully reproduced.