Today, I realised a photo shoot in Barcelona for the inauguration of the Eroica Caffè. This is the second Eroica Caffè to be opened after the original one in Gaiole in Chianti, Tuscany (Italy) and more will probably be opened in the world in the near future. The name of Eroica Caffè is linked to the famous L’Eroica annual non-competitive cycling event created in 1997 by Giancarlo Brocci which takes place in the unpaved roads of the beautiful Tuscan countryside.
When you think of photographing architecture in Barcelona immediately you think of Gaudi doubtless. But beside the worldwide famous examples of great architecture that Barcelona inherited by Gaudi and more Catalan modernism’s contemporary architects, you can still look for something unique in terms of shooting photos in town. The old Poblenou cemetery is among those places you should not miss when you think of shooting something different in Barcelona. At the begin of 19th century, an Italian architect was commissioned to design this cemetery which is located in the Poblenou district. The cemetery is rich of individual marble monuments and family’s mausolea as it was specifically designated to meet the aesthetic tastes and aspirations of the wealthy bourgeoise class and merchants of Barcelona. Famous local politicians, writers or musicians of that time are buried in this cemetery and many of their graves are interesting and impressive samples of work of art.
Three suggestions for photographing festivals in Barcelona: the Saint George’s Day, the Gracia Festival and the Merce Festival. Three rich and colourful not to miss events if you wish shooting some great images of street photography while visiting one of the most exciting European destinations.
Looking for the best views of Barcelona? Barcelona reserves to photographers many scenic viewpoints to shoot images of its beautiful skyline and historical landmarks. Department stores, rooftop bars, monuments or parks, Barcelona is really home to many locations that boast some great scenic views of the pretty old town, the beaches or the entire city. Most of my suggested places are tripod friendly but remember to be always discrete when you use it.
Here is a list of some of my favourite places where you can have the best views of Barcelona and take some great images. Also you find some information about how to get there and the best light of the day to catch photos.
Talking about event photography in Barcelona, this Spanish city is more and more a remarkable destination for event photography. Every year, important international events are held in Barcelona like the Mobile Word Congress just to name one. Last week I was commissioned for an event photo shoot in Barcelona by a British event management company. It was the second time I was charged by them for an event photo session in Barcelona this year and I was pleased about that. Corporate event photography is quite challenging.