Tag Archive | barcelona

No news is good news

It has been a while since the last post but that does not mean that things at Edwin Toone Photography have been standing still. The months have been busy with some work in high fashion with Monkee Genes from England, interiors, exteriors and events for one of Barcelona’s great new gastronomic experiences, La Foodieteca,  a photo for a flyer for a fundraiser for Nepal and more. Some interesting video projects are also on the horizon but I can’t talk about those now.  Below is a tear sheet (copy of published work) from the Foodieteca website.  To see more tear sheets from Edwin Toone Photography click on the image below.

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Old but New

As I said in my last post, I am updating my website, edwintoonephotography.com. That means new galleries are being created and I will continue to post links to them here as they open and that is exactly what I am doing now.

The latest gallery is a series of photos I took back on March 29, 2012 during a general strike here in Spain.  I posted most of these photos here on the blog but with only a little information about what was going on.  I have now created a featured gallery with these photos and a little more information. Most of the descriptions are pretty straight forward but a few include details that might be interesting to some.

Click on the photo below to see the full gallery.

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New Galleries and Website Overhaul

Recently, I have been working on an overhaul of my website, EdwinToonePhotography.com.  There are several reasons for this but one of the main one is to permit me to showcase a few more galleries, something I have wanted to do for a while. The most recent addition is a random selection of protest photos from the many different protest I have attended with a camera.  Most of the photos come from Barcelona protest but there are even a few from many years ago in San Francisco.

Click on the image below to see the gallery of photos:

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Feedback, likes, and comments are welcomed!

The start of the New Year with a little project

The first day of 2015 started with a little project and a hike.  As I normally do I took my camera, but to make things fun, I only carried a 35mm DX lens attached to FX sensor camera with the camera set to monochrome.  If all this DX FX stuff does not make any sense to you, basically it is referring to the sensor size, and using a DX lens on an FX camera means that most of the images, if not all, will have some strong vignetting.  This was all part of the plan because I wanted the limitations set by the DX lens and the black and white camera setting to force me to see things differently.

Being New Years Day, I also wanted to simplify things and look at the world with a new perspective.  This meant less gear, less images, and a free flowing photo hunt.  Instead of taking several shots of the same subject to make sure it was perfect, I tried to only take one and to not focus too much on the storyline but on the images that caught my eye.

This little project was all about playing and helped to remind me why I like photography so much.

To see the rest of the images click on the photo!


Monkee Genes

Way back in July Amanda and I spent 3 fun days with a crew of local models, the Muar team and the folks fromMonkee Genes working on the Monkee Genes Spring 2015 collection.  If you don’t know Monkee Genes you should check them out.  There motto is “no slave labour, no child labour, no blood, no sweat, no tears.”  In fact they are so eco-friendly that they are PETA approved.  On top of that they are super fashionable and comfy, so much so I am wearing a pair now.

Click on the image below to see more photos from the collection.

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Can Vies Day 4

Today is the 4th day of protest/riots over the destruction of Can Vies a squatter community center.  This morning there was a symbolic “rebuild Can Vies” and in the afternoon groups played music, people gathered and talked, and even a human tower was done.  As the day rolled on a medium size group of protestors started a marched that was joined by marchers from other neighbourhoods and grew into a pretty large peaceful march that wondered the streets as it got dark.

As far as I know the group remained peaceful until the police intervened near Las Ramblas. As of midnight the helicopters were still circling overhead, which leads me to believe that not all is well in Barcelona.