This image was taken in Barcelona, Spain, of the Sagrada Família’s bronze doors on the western Passion Façade featuring sculpted text from the Gospels. The doors were designed by sculptor Josep M. Subirachs and completed in 2000. Pope Benedict XVI consecrated Sagrada Família in 2010 and proclaimed it a minor basilica.
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.
To see more of my work, please visit my blog.
Catalan protests. Barcelona, October, 2019
Cala de Sant Jordi, Spain
You can see my blog at Charly Senall
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…