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My i-phoney series is all about Barcelona as the protagonist. A while back my digital camera and lens had completely broken down so I decided it was time to test out the capabilities of my i-phone in the streets. It became the camera of choice along with instagram as its messenger.

I thought to myself hey stop your complaining hombre, you do by the way now carry a camera in your hip pocket all the time. So, I decided to make use of what I had. I thought I´ll just get closer I mean like real close… at least until I could actually see the whites of their eyes and probably smell their breath.

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This series of images actually came out of my need to continue to document Barcelona in its everyday, actual scenes of life by trying to capture it´s every man, woman and child´s lived dramas, while out in the streets together. What I have now branded as my i-phoney Gaudi-landia, is at times just a place where we all play hide and seek from one another´s lives.

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As for being a hipster? That is just a style, or better yet, a mannerism that I have adapted as part of my work. This occurred of course over the many years of photographing in the streets which is what I now consider to be the public domain of my inspiration.

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We all end up doing a little dance in the streets where we find partners-in-crime to mix it up with. However brief our encounters, they are usually totally unaware that they have just been immortalized in our little song and dance number.

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Mario’s images on instagram
His photos on Flickr
i-phoney Gaudi-land-ia BCN set
iphoney blurs & distortions set
and Mario’s Red Bubble page