Juan Rodrí­guez Morales

Postcards from L.A.
Location: Madrid (Spain)
Nationality: Spanish
Biography: Born in Madrid (Spain),  Juan Rodríguez Morales  is an emerging documentary photographer based in Madrid.  In 2003, he completed his studies in psychology. Afterwards, he studied photography in Alcobendas (Madrid) at... read on
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Postcards from L.A.
Copyright Juan Rodríguez Morales 2022
Date of Work Aug 2018 - Mar 2019
Updated Apr 2020
As a street photographer I enjoy developing long-term projects. I use to visit the same places over and over again looking for the perfect picture I have in my mind, which eludes my camera so many times. The chance of returning to the same place helped me to deepen the projects I have developed so far. Some places catch you irresistibly from the very first moment, even if you never see them again, making you feel the need to capture some of their energy in a brand new series of pictures. One of these places is the city of Los Angeles. Colorful neighborhoods, crowded beaches, harsh streets, social injustice, rundown landscapes, festive atmosphere, trendy neighborhoods... all blending out to offer endless possibilities to the street photographer.
What started as a simple sightseeing tour became an exciting project, a kind of travel diary, in which I wanted to experiment combining new formats and techniques to show a personal mosaic of my experience in this amazing city.
Como fotógrafo callejero suelo desarrollar trabajos a largo plazo. Intento visitar los mismos lugares una y otra vez buscando la foto que tengo en mi cabeza y que se resiste a aparecer. La posibilidad de volver a un mismo lugar me ha ayudado hasta ahora a profundizar en los proyectos que he venido desarrollando. Sin embargo, hay lugares a los que puede que no regreses nunca pero tienen tanta energíaque te atrapan desde el primer momento haciéndote sentir la necesidad de captar parte de esa energía en una nueva serie de fotografías. Desde el primer momento tienes la seguridad de que de esa visita fugaz puedesurgir un nuevo trabajo. Uno de estos lugares es la ciudad de Los Ángeles. Barrios pintorescos,  playas   concurridas, calles inhóspitas, diferencias sociales, paisajes degradados, ambiente festivo,barrios a la última moda…Todo se entremezcla ofreciendo al fotógrafo callejero un abanico infinito de posibilidades.  
Lo que inicialmente iba a ser una visita turística se convirtió en un nuevo proyecto, una especie de diario de viajes, en el que he querido experimentar combinando formatos y técnicas para mostrar un mosaico personal de mi experiencia en esta ciudad. 

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