Poblenou photographic montages

I am currently working on two photographic montage projects of the neighbourhood of Poblenou in Barcelona. It is an area that I have seen change dramatically since I first came fourteen years ago. As the neighbourhood gets regenerated I have been documenting these changes and capturing it's lost industrial heritage, street art, hidden corners and inhabitants. Using these photos I reconstruct the neighbourhood and give voice to the dramatic changes it's going through.

They are 100% customisable, living artworks where every building, person and graffiti can be modified depending on the project. You can commission a version or detail from either montage that can be modified to incorporate a business, family, friends. Anything is possible! The final designs can be printed as large format, high resolution, photographic panoramic prints, divided into panels or created as unique 3D illuminated artwork. Please get in touch for more information

Poblenou: Before + After

Poblenou: Then + Now (unfinished)

In this, as yet, unfinished photographic montage of Poblenou the foreground illustrates the cultural richness and uniqueness of this neighbourhood, the middle ground shows the area’s abandoned buildings, many of which have now been destroyed or changed beyond recognition. I've decorated these old buildings with graffiti that also plays a strong role in the history of Poblenou. The next plane back is made up of the old industrial buildings that have been reused and then in the back plane are abstract details from the new, modern buildings in the area.

 

In the final 3D art installation this part will be back-lit and the floor will be of corroded metal. It will have at least 10 horizontal planes of different materials with space between each and lighting effects, all encased within a box frame.

[ click here to see a video mock up of this ]

These montages are part of the wider project called ‘Abandoned?’. The music used was composed by Ian Briton for our documentary film ‘Abandoned?’
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