Takoyaki


Last Saturday we prepared Takoyaki, a traditional Japanese food with Risako. I don’t know the recipe but the pictures of the process would give you and idea of what it is!

Enjoy!


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Beauty


More fashion Pictures i edited the last days, here the model is Rennie Sweeney and the makeup artist is Emmanuel García.

I’m still not getting used to the beauty pictures actually, I think they aren’t what I expected or maybe I wasn’t able to get the best out of them, i will have to work harder with models.

Probably next time I would get closer… I think that I could bring some power to the image because it looks too much perfect. ..

What do you think?

Model:Rennie Sweeney - Makeup Artist: Emmanuel García

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What’s in your pocket?


Looking through internet I found a photography project from a Russian people: Timur Akhmetov,Yulia Yakushova; those two photographers one day decide d that they wanted to create a photo project about what the people wear in they pocket, wallets and bags. They have called it FACE YOUR POCKET PROJECT

The most curious thing of this Project is not only that they don’t take the pictures, you do; but those aren’t made with a camera, they are made with a scanner.

The instructions are simple: place your face along with the objects in your bag or pockets onto a scanner bed and scan away. They call it scanography.

Maritza Piña

Andre Proenca

The results are like those of an anthropological study! And you, what is in your pocket?

Who’d have thought that a body’s most essential belongings could say so much? Who are these people who cart Kermit dolls, sequins, and plastic animals in their purses?

Миша Яровиков

Маша Пацан


Camuflage


Estaba buscando en algunas galerías de Nueva York cuando me encontré con este fotógrafo increíble: Liu Bolin.
Comenzó un proyecto fotográfico después de que la policía china cerrara su estudio en Pekín. El proyecto se llama “El hombre invisible en China”, y en sus imágenes Liu Bolin refleja cómo los chinos se sienten contra el gobierno y la represión como explico en una entrevista:

“La sociedad china está en su período de cambio que puede ser la más aguda en la historia de su mundo. Como es un estado enorme, sus rápidos cambios provocan una gran influencia en el mundo y obtienen un eco enorme, que incita e infligir graves daños a la moral y la mentalidad de las personas del país. El pasado está desapareciendo, nadie sabe cuánto tiempo podría durar el presente. Frescas son las cosas que viene.

Estas imágenes  han recogido idiomas de esculturas, pinturas, imágenes, construcciones, decoración y el drama (que componen) en la conciencia histórica y la forma en nosotros una manera de romper con esas configuraciones. Nosotros nos decimos a nosotros mismos y repetimos: “No en la escena” de los objetos cuando nos enfrentamos a estas configuraciones. El sujeto ha perdido peso visual y se desvanece como el humo. También el sujeto  es transparente después de haber sido levantado de las raíces y desestabilizado. Esto hace que las configuraciones y los métodos estén  llenos de energía pero no tengan receptor, y  que se discriminen las direcciones hasta que la ruina quede abandonada.

El pasado está desapareciendo, nadie sabe cuánto tiempo podría durar el presente. Cosas frescas vienen. Algunos de nosotros somos tan temerosos como artistas, que solo estamos animando y gritando como niños “¡Qué gracioso”,  es estar junto los artistas. “

En sus imágenes se puede ver un hombre parado invisible frente a los lugares o las cosas que refleja la cultura china. Las imágenes son realmente buenas, no sólo el mensaje sino también los colores y la composición donde se ve un paisaje y a continuación la silueta de un hombre, casi invisible. Lo más gracioso de el hombre invisible (como le llaman) es que ninguna de sus imágenes tienen retoque, en realidad tarda  alrededor de 6 -10 horas en hacer una foto porque él, con la ayuda de  sus ayudantes,  se pinta con los colores y las texturas del fondo .  Así que cuando se toma la fotografía Liu Bolin parece el hombre invisible.

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I was looking into some New York galleries when I found this amazing photographer: Liu Bolin.

He starts a photographic project after the Chinese police shut down his studio in Beijing. The project is called “The invisible man in China”, in his images he is reflecting how the Chinese feel against the government and the repression. As he express in an article:

“Chinese society is in her switching period which may be the sharpest one in the history of the worlds. As such as huge state, her rapid changes make great influence on the world and gain a huge echo, these also give a great incitement and inflict heavy damage on morality and mental of individuals in the country. The past is disappearing; no one knows how long the present could be. Fresh things are coming.

These photos  works have collected languages of sculptures, paintings, images, constructions, decoration and drama(making up) in historical consciousness and how us a way of breaking away from those configurations. We say to ourselves and repeat, “Not on the scene” of objects when facing to these configurations. The subject has lost its weight and becomes disappeared as light smoke. Also the subject is transparent after it has been pulled up by root—and has been terribly stable. This makes the configurations and methods full of energy but without receiver, that means he could not discriminate the directions and makes the ruin abandoned.

The past is disappearing; no one knows how long the present could be. Fresh things are coming. Some of us are as fearful as artists, but mostly we are cheering like children and shouting “How funny” together with the artists.”

In his images you can see an invisible man standing in front of places or things that reflects the Chinese culture. The images are really good, not only the message but also the colours and composition where you see a landscape and then the silhouette of a man, almost invisible. The funny thing about the invisible man( as he is called) is that any of his images have an edit processing, actually he took around 6 -10 hours per picture because he and his assistants paints himself with the colours and the texture of the background. So when he took the image he seems the invisible man.

Liu Bolin Photography

Liu Bolin Photography

Liu Bolin Photography

Liu Bolin Photography

Liu Bolin Photography

Liu Bolin

Chinese artist disapears, a video where Liu Bolin explains how he did his images:

And a video about a sculture he did of Obama.

BERTA DEVANT

Recorriendo Barcelona


I went to a photo trip two starurdays ago with guille and  Oscar Rocca , a great photographer that owns the most incredible collection of pinhole, polaroids and film camaras I ever seen!
We spend one saturday taking pictures in different places of Barcelona and he bought me this amazing blue evil!
lifeless?

I’m falling in love with strange and weird clouds lately.

My shoes are better!

Oscar took a picture of guillermo and my shoes with and instant pinhole and I took a picture of the picture with guillermo shoes and a plastic we used for playing.

Super evil man!

The super evil! I love that toy!

painted shoes

imaginary polaroid

All the  photos  were taken with a digital camara (I took several ones with film too but I’m still waiting for the development) so I made all the effect with photoshop, what do you think?

Milk&Zucher


I took some photos of my friends in our favourite coffee shop in Terrassa:Milk and Zucher,m with my fisheye film camera trying new types of developing and expose.

Yellow laia blue marta

I burned the half of the image and this was the result

Double laia

Two images in one, the images were mixed with photoshop

BERTA DEVANT

El Cairo


I was travelling a while last february strating from Greece and finishing in Egypt.

Maybe is the fact that the city is in the middle of the desert, maybe is their culture or their food, i don’t know it exactly but I really enjoyed! It was such an amazing landscape.

Here are some of the pictures I took, more in no time.

The texture of the dessert

Fallen

I found this amazing fallen tree in the middle of the street. I just felt in love with its colour.

Can you see the pyramids?

I went to Egypt 4 years ago with my dads and I remembered that the pyramids of Gizeh werw in the middle of the desert, but now the city has almost eaten them. I found it so amazing that I wasn’t even able to see the three pyramids in the horizon.

Ancient

Found this amazing tree next to our hotel, it was standing in a round in the middle of the road and I just wasn’t able to took my eyes off it. It has so much magic and power!

Camel

Found this amazing camel near the Gizeh pyramids, he was so cool!

While Guille was walking around and looking at some craves I just sit near him and took photos.  The best it was that he started to look at me and say things in some amazing faces!

textures

Trying to capture the texture of the pyramids!

Niebla

I woke up our last morning and found this amazing view getting to the airport!

Comments as always accepted!

BERTA DEVANT

Books


A couple of weeks ago I did a fashion editorial for a bookclub in the United States.

The editorial was meant to be a number of pictures with a female model and books. She was supposed to interact with the books not just in the normal way like reading, but each one of the image has to have the books and she with a fashion outfit. An each one must be different.

We made the editorial in an urban space in Barcelona, a square  near the beach. We had the common issue of photographing outdoors: the sun, in some images it was too hard, in anothers too hide and of course after 5 o’clock of the afternoon it was gone. We also have trouble with all the material because we had to let it in the middle of the street, and some issues about where the model would change and make-up. We’re lucky in that aspect because a restaurant in the same square let us to use the invalid toilet as a make-up changing room.

At the end the session was really good and I really enjoyed.

I took mostly of the photos helped by David Company. The model, Anna Alsius, I already worked with her and is always a pleasure to do it. The same thing happens with the make-up artist, Carmina Camps. I’m always happy to work with such a great group of people!

Here are some of the pictures I did and edited, there’re some I already have to but I’m having no time right now!

Waitnig the bus

Arcitecture

The green dress

chairs

While the makeup artist was doing her job I took a couple of shoots with my fisheye film camara about the place we’re shooting on: Barceloneta market

Get the film developed two days ago.

Market

Market fusion

BERTA DEVANT

Snow


Been in the snow for a week and found some amazing landscapes! I’m not used to see so much white in the mountain!

Place:La Plagne des Alps, called too paradiski, where you can found the village of Peisey-Vallandry and Nancroix.

Snowing in my bedroom

the caves

The heads of the mountain

trying to capture the texture of the snow

A lonely place

Alone

The last sight of light!

I hope you would like it.

Feel free to ask anything o post a comment, they’re always welcome.

Berta Devant

Tea House


Hace unas semanas hice mi primer trabajo sobre comidas y bebidas en una casa de te en Sabadell, España.

Necessitaban unas fotos para hacer targetas y usarlas como imagen de la tienda y degustación de te, asi que me presenté en la tienda con un flash profilux de estudio, unos cuantos tripodes  y un pantallazo difusor para fotografiar todo lo que encontraba.

No sabia muy bien que me hacia pero despues de llegar y hacer unas imagenes de prueba, instale las luces y me puse a ello!

Decidí hacerlas todas en el mismo sitio ya que me gustaba mucho la mesa con los cajones, fui cambiando el punto de vista un poco para permitir que los objetos se vieran mas o menos y jugue con la composición de los objetos encima de la mesa.

En la edición de las imágenes intenté ponerles mucho contraste, sobretodo en la madera para resaltarla, sin quemar las partes blancas y edite los colores para que se vieran lo mas reales y apetecibles posibles.

EL resultado es este.

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Some weeks ago I did my first work about drink and food in a tea shop in Sabadell, Spain.They needed some photos to make business cards and to use them as their logo.

So I went there with a studio profilux flash, some tripods and a difusor to photograph everything I could find. I didn’t know exactly what to do, but after some trial photos I set up the lights and I started working.

I decided to do them all on the same place, for I liked a lot the table with its drawers. I slightly changed my point of view so the different objects could look more or less visible, and I played with the objects composition on the table.

In the images edition I tried to contrast them a lot, so I could highlight the wood without burning the white parts. I also edited the colours to make them look as real and appealing as possible.

This is the result:

Sweet tea

Chocolate with croissants

Un Suis si us plau!

Xapata de pa amb tomaquet i pernil

cookies and cakes

Tea boxes

Tea place

Teteras

gallery of art

El sitio se puede encontrar en la calle St.Quirze de Sabadell.

Espero que os hayan gustado.

Sentios libres de preguntar culaquier duda  o escribir un comentario, son  siempre bienvendios.

You can found the place in St.Quirze street in Sabadell.

I hope you would like it.

Feel free to ask anything o post a comment, they’re always welcome.

BERTA DEVANT

bertadeva@gmail.com