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My volunteering experience at the GoShort

I’ve been working quite intensely on my photography skills lately, and I felt it was about time to turn the volume up a notch and try something more professional. So I signed up to volunteer at Go Short, the main international short film festival in the Netherlands, which happens to take place here, in lovely Nijmegen. Go Short has been a platform for new film-making talent for nearly 10 years. In fact, the forthcoming edition (2018) will be its 10th Birthday. It…

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Celebrating Spring in the Netherlands

Last week I purchased my first prime lens! A prime lens is the kind of lens where “what you see is what you get”: it cannot zoom in or out of objects! That is precisely what makes it so much fun, that you have to get close to all of your subjects in order to photograph them. I got this lens not for my Über camera (the Canon 6D) but for my so-called Party camera: the Fujifilm X-m1. I call it…

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Bubbles and Sunrises

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Every summer, I go for a few weeks to visit my parents in Spain. We have an apartment at the beach and I love it there. However, in the summer months, Gandia, which is the name of the town, becomes land of the tits, tattoos, charred meat and bad music, and I like it a bit less. I lived there by myself for about six years when I attended uni, and I used to bartend and be immersed in the…

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I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m walking the right path

I haven’t written a post about myself for quite some time. Not because I don’t have stuff to write about –my life this year is in turmoil– but because I hardly ever find the time, and when I finally sit down to write, there are too many thoughts buzzing in. This is the case right now, but I’ll try to seek for some clarity. Things are hectic in part because my work contract finishes by the end of summer, and…

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Last bit of my Portugal lightning trip: the cityscape of Porto!

Three weeks ago I was in Portugal for the first time ever. It is not uncommon for Spaniards to not have visited our closest neighbors; perhaps the overly proximity pushes us to discover lands further away from our own, both culturally and aesthetically — who knows? I must say that for me, until quite recently, Spain and Portugal, or Spain and Italy, really were like tomatoe tomato. However, once I started paying attention to the small details I realized how wrong…

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The textures of Porto

Hello from Portugal! Since last Wednesday, I have been in Porto (Portugal). I came here to attend a research conference and to present my work, but since I had never been to Portugal before, I figured it was worthwhile to extend my stay over the weekend and visit the city. I have to say I am loving it here: Porto is such a beautiful city, and the perfect place for foodies –even if you do not eat fish like me!…

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Meet my favorite place in the universe: Austria

Austria is probably one of my favorite spots in the world. I was lucky enough to live in Salzburg for a year as an Erasmus student, almost ten years ago now. It was the first time that I lived far away from my family (which I was super excited about!), the first time I flew in a plane, the first time I experienced real winter, the first time I communicated daily in languages not my own, etc.! It really was…

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