Last Saturday I hung out with my soul twin Inés to visit Stephen Shore's exhibition in Madrid, walk around the city, have a drink and talk about our lives.
Stephen Shore's exhibition was beautiful. I didn't know much about his photography until Saturday, to be honest, and I really liked it. He plays a lot wit colour, flash, positions and everyday's places and situations to create art. There was a wall in which most pictures seemed to have been taken with a disposable camera, it didn't seem like he had planned to take them, however, it was more like he felt happy or liked something and then took a picture of it. He photographed his family, friends, and people around: there weren't huge models on his pictures. Everything had an innocent, unprofessional charm that ended up looking like he had been thinking about aesthetics the whole time. Complete opposites, I know. Most of the colours were warm and routine was the main character: people walking around the street, his own meals, buildings, nature, shops, cars...
Inés and I also felt a clear similiarity with today's young photographers, as, for example, Petra Collins:
Sky by Petra Collins
The only negative thing about the exhibition is that we couldn't take pictures (yet we took some because we can, duh). And the woman who was looking after the exhibition kept following us to say 'GIRLS YOU CANNOT TAKE PICTURES' or 'EXCUSE ME YOU HAVE TO PUT YOUR BACKPACK IN FRONT OF YOU'. Seriously, what a creep. I actually expect her to find this post and comment 'YOU COULDN'T TAKE PICTURES AT OUR EXHIBITION'.
Later we walked around the town and bought chocolate milkshakes which looked like actual beers. And we sat down and talked about things and projects and x factor auditions because that's how our minds work. We're actually brilliant.
Inés by me.
I wore black Dr Marten look-a-like shoes, a denim jacket from Zara with pins from Virgin Again, La Central, Brussels and Rokit; a black suspendered skirt from H&M, hat from H&M as well, a white shirt from Primark and my Peruvian bag.
All pictures of me were taken by Inés.
School has been consuming my time, which has led me not to be so active on here these last weeks. I'm not sure when I'll get back to blogging as frequently as before, probably by the second week of November. I also have exciting news which I hope I can talk about soon.
And for all those who have sent me emails about collaborations with zines and other kind of blogs, I'm afraid I won't be able to send work until November, sorry about that.
Thanks for reading,