The project “Nice Shot” reflects on the contemporary photographic act. Digital technology has profoundly changed our behavior and photography has become an everyday event for modern society to such an extent that it is impossible to walk around town without running into tens of people willing to photograph every moment of your life, whether relevant or not . Mobile phones with built-in camera and small compact have quickly replaced the analog cameras. The human need to create images has been enhanced by the immediacy and economy of digital media.
The democratization of the photographic act is evident. Born as an occult science accessible only to initiates, became one of the scepters head of family and has ended up being a banal child’s play. This popularization does not involve a greater knowledge of photography. History, trends and grandmasters are still unknown to the public.
Accessibility to the photographic act has become a formula to reaffirm happiness. Before the special moments were photographed, presumably worthy of being revived. Today the situation can become inconsequential in an explosion of joy for the simple fact of a camera being present. The worth remembering moments should be as happy as possible. This potential is also perceived by reporters in conflict zones when they fear to take the camera for not fueling the violence of what they want to photograph.
The camera, always considered an intermediary, is separated from the eye. The photographer needs to concentrate its best to compose a picture with extended arms, isolating the medium you want to shoot. The viewer becomes a separate screen through which you look at the world. The reality becomes a colorful TV image.
I used to work as a wedding photographer; I did some architecture photography; I participated in a small number of exhibitions; I had few assignments from the Majorcan touristic department; I published my work in various magazines; I am giving numerous photography lessons; I shot in the streets of Barcelona.