For my recent series, A Touch of Pigment I & II, I travelled to different destinations in order to photograph a wide range of different sceneries. So, I’ve decided to start up a blog and share with you my thoughts and photos, not only of “boring” exhibition reviews, but also small projects I pick up along the way and places that I visit.
So, I’m going to start off with a place that is very special to me and although I have never officially lived here, it is currently the closest thing I have to calling, home. Since I was 9 years old, I’ve spent all my summers and most of my springs and autumns in a beautiful island called, Palma de Mallorca. Another reason why I have decided to start with Mallorca is because a vast majority of people believe that you have to travel really far away from home to see remarkable or exotic places and honestly, sometimes, these places are right underneath your nose. It took me a while to truly appreciate the beauty of this island and that was probably because, like many other people, I was caught up dreaming about other places around the world that I thought could be even more spectacular.
Unfortunately, most people don’t ever truly get to see the beauty behind Mallorca. The reason behind this is because they tend to stay in the more touristy areas of the island. And it’s actually sad, because there is so much more to this island than a bunch of beaches and bars.
The place I’m talking about is in the North-western part of the Island. It’s called Serra de Tramuntana, and quite frankly it’s a totally different ball game to what most people see of the island. It’s peaceful, majestic, wild and protected from modern buildings, meaning that the few people who do get to enjoy this part of the island live in beautiful unspoiled Mediterranean towns. It is so remarkable that it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2011.
Along the years I have hiked the mountain range of the Tramuntana and navigated its coast line and never a moment without my camera. After so many years of photographing the Tramuntana, I have a vast amount of images that I would like to experiment with. So I have decided to work on transforming some of these images into works of art and making a pigment series merely about La Serra de Tramuntana.