These pictures result from a 7-year-long journey that brought me to countries such as Latvia, Israel, and Germany. The story begins in the summer of 2006, an important date in my life because I finally decided to quit as a freelance 3D architectural illustrator after two years of deep thinking. This job had kept me busy for over a decade.
The job paid very well, and I had plenty of customers and an excellent reputation in Barcelona (I still have). Still, the incoming projects began to be repetitive and boring in the last period. I found out that I had lost my motivation for it. Even I had started to hate 3D architectural illustration. So I began this journey with little money in my pocket that I saved from my recently closed business, but without any clear idea of what I would do in my life, professionally wise.
One good thing about long journeys is that, suddenly, one comes across plenty of time for oneself, so I believe that for the sake of learning as much as possible from those eventual insights, one must keep an open mind. So I tried, and being one of the most important conclusions, the fact can’t I can’t be further away from hating 3D architectural illustration. On the contrary, I love it much more than I would ever expect. The real problem here was working for customers!
That is why I decided to work for myself and try to make a living out of whatever the hell would come out of my mind, without any personal or environmental limitations. The result is a constantly growing series of pictures, which I have encircled in a project” called “City “Portraits,” which depict buildings that, for some reason, were important to me during that long journey.
I hope you enjoy them! After being photographed, structures were digitally manipulated to acquire an alternative form. And this is what hitherto I have been doing.
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