My name is Cris Romagosa, I'm from Barcelona, Catalunya and I'm 33 years old. I've been learning with my camera for a long time now, though I've always learned on my own. I studied painting and Graduated in Painting by the Llotja Advanced School of Art and Design (Escola Superior d'Arts Llotja, or ESDA Llotja.
Walking towards my first acrylic and water color pieces, while a creative and personal work of expression and learning was starting to grow within these studies.
Also graduated as a School Teacher with a wide experience in art crafts and education with kids.
I enrolled in Graduated career media, at UOC (Open Online University from Catalunya) where I experienced my first steps in photography.
From those experiences it started a very passionate and deep learning in which photography turned into my very first subject and passion.
My work centers it's first steps, in shooting my self, not as a self portrait, but as a body, capable of communicating with the observer, with a free and anonymous way, with an open meaning and interpretation.
This work is still in progress, with a constant learning and research through this impulse that keeps me looking for new images and emotions to capture.
I didn't have a specific dream there in my childhood. I've always drawn images in my head, drawn with my pencil, and years later, a camera landed on my hands, and without knowing, that was all I wanted to do! I've always pictured my life doing something I love, I wasn't sure I would make it, but that's what I'm doing right now.
As I commented before, It's been quite recent my discovery for photography and my passion for it. But it's been a non stop work and a keep on learning since that moment took place.
Photography is a way of expressing myself. To put a voice, a shape and an energy on my truly self. It's become a need, a passion, a habit, it's part of me know.
My photography is centered on the most truthfully, rooted and natural roots of beauty and life. I try to capture the beauty in the most organically way. Capturing the lights and the shadows, intimate moments, human beauty, …
Nature is the base. I think, the most we're connected to our roots, our nature, our most honest self, the more beauty we can show. I think, beauty lives in the wilderness, fearless self. Freedom of spirit and soul, things are just to hard to live with in our routines, but in my photography, I can let that happen, like some moments of love for life, or for sorrow and maybe also sadness, but for our truthful feelings.
This interview was originally published on BehindTheCamera.co.