Ballet at the beach

Photographing a ballerina has been a dream since a long time ago.

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When I was studying photography back in Venezuela at Roberto Mata Taller de Fotografía  one of my teachers showed us the work of a photographer who shot the ballerinas at a studio in New York (sadly I can’t remember ir or find it anywhere), and I was hooked by it.

Since that day, I always wanted to photograph a ballerina.

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A few months ago I got introduced to Claudia. She is a ballerina from Venezuela and we did a photo shoot filled with magic! Here are some of my favourite shots:

She was so graceful and made my work so easy. The sunlight worked in our favor and I managed to give the photos a really soft look and feel.

It was a photo shoot filled with peace and sea breeze. Hope is the first of many to come :).

Have a beautiful week, everyone!

Day 4: Inspiration and admiration

Sometimes we put the cameras away. Sometimes it’s necessary to take a step back and open your eyes to the world. It’s about finding things that inspire you. It’s about looking awith different eyes to something you’ve seen a thousand times before.

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Photo by Adox. Besòs, Barcelona.

We have to keep our creativity flowing by finding inspiration in everything that surrounds us. Including other people’s life and their own personal challenges. The photo above was taken my brother to hubby while clicling today. This week they decided to auto impose a challenge of doing this route everyday. They inspired me to do my own One Post a Day Challenge. So this is entry is dedicated them. To thank them for inspiring me through their own determination. It’s a great photo and a great challenge.

Thank you!

Weekly Photo Challenge: New

So. It’s the first Monday of a new year. The first Monday of 2015. A new Weekly Photo Challenge.

I could say that last year went by SO fast. Or that it was a black and white year. That the first half sucked and the second one was amazing. And go on and on about it.


But I’m just going to say that there’s a whole new year ahead of us. 365 days to take new photos. 365 days to discover a new song that you’ll love. 365 days to make that decision you’ve been to afraid to make until now.

So go. Press the shutter. Listen all the music you can. Make the decision.

Taste life. Good and bad moments. Cry. Laugh. Do.

Be happy.

There are many new things to do. Many traditions to keep and many, many photos to take ;).

A Weight Off Your Shoulders



“And yet, now that years have passed, I recall it and wonder that it could distress me so much. It would be the same thing too with this trouble. Time will go by and I shall not mind about this either” – Levin, Anna Karerina, Chapter XI –


And that thing that used to worry you so much, that used to keep you up all night, is now long, long gone 🙂

Have a wonderful week!