Domènec Fernández Bachs (Barcelona, Spain, 1965 ). The catalan photographer. Lives in Andorra since 2010.
Having studied journalism in the UAB (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), he mainly developed his career in the most important media in Spain (El Periódico de Catalunya, AS, Tiempo, Tribuna, etc…). Nevertheless, during these last years, his photographic vision has changed towards a much more creative thematic, giving priority to the esthetic and harmony more than the information.
Domènec admires the work of some artist like Sebastiao Salgado (a Brazilian social documentary photographer and photojournalist. He has traveled in over 120 countries for his photographic projects. Most of these have appeared in numerous press publications and books), Ansel Adams (an American photographer and environmentalist. His black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, and books), or Elliott Erwitt (an advertising and documentary photographer known for his black and white candid shots of ironic and absurd situations within everyday settings— a master of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment”), among others. Domènec’s work is very personal, he uses black and white or color, indistinctly. The macro’s technique is one of his favorites, having amazing results that surprises the viewer and create an ideal work for publishing purposes or also for interiorism projects.
Even if Domènec has adapted himself to the digital world, he comes from the “analogic” generation. There was a time when, not only he used to develop his own photos, but also he built his own film rolls of 35 mm. Maybe that’s the reason why he has a special preference for black and white. His work stands out because of the use of the light, and the contrasts and the results are especially appealing.
The author sells his work in limited editions (up to five copies), and occasionally in an exclusive way. The preferred format is squared, and the main part of his work is made in 40×40 cm.
Direct contacts of Domènec Fernàndez Bachs: tel. + 376 670 926; email: [email protected]