About how a boring July working day turns into a unique experience, making two very different neighborhoods of Barcelona share frames, creating a new one that is nonexistent, unique and unrepeatable. Bon Pastor, La Bonanova, Konica C35EF, and cross-processing = Magic.
A hot Tuesday in July, due to family and work matters, I had to move up and down through Barcelona.
First hour in the morning, the car. I had to take it to the repair shop, located in the neighborhood of Bon Pastor, a working class neighborhood with an industrial area, bound by the Ronda Literal, the La Maquinista shopping mall, and the beginning of the residential area. From there, I went to downtown (area I left out of this project), left for work at noon, then went to the neighborhood of La Bonanova, a residential, almost high-class area with manors, mansions, and gardened areas.
The magic of analog photography, its endless possibilities, and the will to make the day a special day, made me think of shooting both neighborhoods that are very different from each other in the same frame, creating a new reality, a new neighborhood that exists only in my imagination.
The camera I used is the Konica C35EF that had very pleasantly surprised me on the first roll that I wanted to use IT again with slide film.
The film was Kodak Elitechrome 100, that I would be using for the first time.
As you see, the results were amazing. Flowers with industrial premises silhouettes, subway lights crossing the city, new and unimaginable buildings, a new neighborhood to discover!
I had my doubts about submitting the article to Analogue Lifestyle or Locations, but at the end I believe it is more the result of my “Analogue Lifestyle” that made this new location in Barcelona possible!