Today I am inviting you to travel, to observe some lives on the route. Do you like the sound of that? It’s going to be a short trip, a trip to Kowasa, a shop on Carrer Mallorca 235 that specialises in photography books, and which regularly hosts photography exhibits.
Yesterday evening saw the opening of an exhibition of photos by Federico Frangi, who travelled almost 6,000 km on a motorbike (!!) from Delhi to the kingdom of Bhutan, all the way across Nepal and Sikkim, to record snippets of daily life there with his 35 mm and medium format (analog) Rollei cameras.
Originally from Argentina, Federico has been a Barcelona resident for many years, and worked for quite some time as a graphic designer. But since a motorcycle trip in the Northern part of India (Ladhak) in 2009 he has dedicated himself exclusively to photography.
The results are well worth checking out, for the images are very beautiful, and demonstrate a great sensibility for the people and landscapes they portray.
You may like to know, that although Federico Frangi works with analog cameras, he digitalises the results and then the images (in colour and B/W) are printed on rice paper which has been handmade in Nepal. The result is a richness in texture and a warmth to the tones that add an extra dimension to the already beautiful images.
Shall we travel a bit more? Then check out footage from his trip in this video:
The exhibition is on until January 5th, 2012. Opening hours are Mon-Fri: 10 am – 8.30 pm and Sat: 10 am – 3 pm + 4 pm – 8.30 pm.
To learn more about Federico Frangi, check out his website here.