Guest Post – Teresa Molina

Black And White Photography, Photography, Teresa

It gives me great pleasure to introduce our newest guest contributor – Teresa Molina to our Monochromia family.

Inside The Tower

 

My name is Teresa Molina. I was born in Barcelona, Spain, and currently I live in El Masnou, not a very large city by the sea, around 20 km north of Barcelona, for about 25 years now.

I always had the need to express myself through something creative. Photography, as a language of expression, fulfilled completely what I was looking for. I studied photography in Barcelona, both in terms of technique and communication, to train the photographic-eye and creativity.

Together with Carlos (Charly Senall), my husband, and other photographer friends, we founded a photographic association for young people, like us, and for several years we were very active in the photographic background of Barcelona. We participated in photographic exhibitions and also organized some collective exhibitions. At that time, some of my photographs were published in local specialized magazines and, in 1989, I participated in the book that was published on the occasion of the Planeta Esport exhibition, which was part of the Cultural Olympiad, prior to the Barcelona Olympic Games.

I must admit that when our twins were born, I gave up photography to focus on family, transforming the darkroom, from which so many black and white photographs had emerged, into the children’s room. Many years have passed, but photography has always accompanied me, and now it makes me very happy to have the opportunity to share my photographs with another family: Monochromia.

 

Balcony Man

Black And White Photography, Photography, Sherry

balcony man band w2

When in Spain, I found myself drawn to balconies, and I started making a series of images of them. And then people started appearing on the balconies…

Spiralling down…

Black And White Photography, Photography, Sherry

spiral bandw

It was worth every one of the 207 steps up this tower to see this beautiful spiral from above. This was taken from the top of the Santa Catalina tower in Valencia, Spain.

 

Portrait Of An Opera House…

Black And White Photography, Photography, Sherry

opera house portrait

Some of the most futuristic architecture anywhere can be found in Valencia, Spain, at the City of Arts and Sciences. There are so many intriguing lines and angles that, as a photographer, I didn’t want to leave. This is the Opera House by Valencian-born Santiago Calatrava.