Empordà NU

A poetic and sentimental guide

Publication: January 2023

Hard cover (21 x 29,7 cm)
304 pages

50 €


My first photographic project. A book about my land. The campaign was complicated but in the end it was achieved.

INTRODUCTION OF THE BOOK

The book you hold in your hands is not a tourist guide to the best places in Empordà, nor will you find any recommendations for the best restaurants or best wine. Neither is it a book of erotic photography, nor a compilation of drawings or poetry. Others will do it better with more knowledge.  

We could define Empordà Nu as a sentimental guide, as well as, a poetic route through this magical land. If we look at it from a more vindictive point of view, it would be a defense of the beauty of all human bodies and their contact with nature. It can also be read as a normalization of nudity as a form of artistic expression, fleeing from the sexualization that forces us to censor, especially on social media, down to a female nipple. 

The basis of the project is photography. A dialogue between eyes behind a lens and a body (or bodies) in front of it, with the luxury of a spectator, the earth, and an active subject. Poetry has served as a guiding thread, going beyond what is seen with the naked eye, getting carried away by the sensations that were released and dissecting them within each element: the wind that draws the landscape and drives our hair crazy, the wild water that salts our skin, the earth where we sink our hands to feel the deep smells, the stones of the past reminding us how small we are and the metal, in opposition, talking about a future, with dystopian overtones. And the drawing, this time under the black stroke of the ink, leading the way.

The initial idea was to focus on very recognizable locations, those that would come to mind when you think of the Empordà, but as the project progressed we found places that we did not expect, perhaps not so attractive to tourists, but with a lot of history behind them. At the same time we ended up adding concepts, such as wind, water, land or forests, where the location was not the most important thing, a fact that allowed us to add nuances and opened up many possibilities.

The result: thirty-six locations and four concepts divided into five elements, forty writings and their respective original drawings, thirty-four bodies dedicated to the cause and almost four hundred photographs. All this is a sum of efforts where all the voices have sounded under a choral score. An inner and outer journey of discovery that we hope will inspire you to discover this land for yourselves.

Have a good trip!


The edition of the book was very limited in Catalan and in English.

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