ViewBug community member ignasiraventos describes his love towards photography in a captivating poetic way; "I love when, like a fisherman, I wait patiently on the shore for someone to pass and be illuminated in the morning light. I love photography when my mental image matches the actual image and I click." Read the full conversation below.

Pancho's fugit by ignasiraventos

Landing by ignasiraventos

1. I love photography because I love going out every day to the street. To meet my city. To look at her with other eyes; concentrated and attentive. I love it when a fleeting moment passes in front of me and I have the camera ready. A blow to the eye. I love when, like a fisherman, I wait patiently on the shore for someone to pass and be illuminated in the morning light. I love photography when my mental image matches the actual image and I click.

Thomas by ignasiraventos

2. My camera is my mode of expression. My ideas are expressed and reflected in my camera. I like that my camera is discreet. My camera is a faithful companion of my eyes.

Drinking the sun by ignasiraventos

3. I find inspiration when I’m out and about; on the street taking snapshots in a city like Barcelona. I am inspired by its narrow streets in the Barri Gotic, Ciutat Vella or El Born. The light inspires me. I am inspired by compositions and clear ideas.

Lady Maria by ignasiraventos

4. One of the photos I am most proud of is “the morning bath” because I’d like to think that the last photo I took is better than the one I took yesterday, but it’ll be worse than the one I will take tomorrow.

the morning bath by ignasiraventos

5. My favorite place to shoot is Barcelona because Barcelona is the big set where thousands of actors give life to the streets. Barcelona is Gothic, old, but also modern and cosmopolitan. There is a lot to photograph in Barcelona. Places, People, Scenes. I do not get tired of going out every day to photograph my city.

The joy of life by ignasiraventos

6. My favorite lens is for street photography I use open 18mm or 23mm lenses for APS-C format. These lenses demand to be inside the scene and allow to situate the personages in the urban landscape. They are demanding lenses for the composition. In street photography, I’d never use a lens longer than a 35mm.

only 5 minutes by ignasiraventos

7. These are 3 quick tips I’d like to share with fellow photographers:

- Street photography requires a lot of perseverance. Photography is free on the street, but photographers should mark their level of self-demand.
- Cultivate the photographic culture, know the classics and the modern ones, and learn from them.
- Try to have a style of your own and not imitate what you see in photographic networks.

Shared solitude by ignasiraventos

8. My favorite item in my camera bag is the iPhone headphones.

9. If I could shoot one dream location it would be India because of the colors, life, strength, drama, joy, street, children, cows, saints, women with saffron dresses, misery, joy and more... It is the experience that I dream about in India.

Biker by ignasiraventos