Quim Vives

It’s hard to define yourself, so I always think it’s better to talk about what I’ve done, what I’m doing or what I’d like to do, so that other people can get an idea for themselves. As a photographer, I prefer to let the pictures speak for themselves, creating a discourse that might define me.

Over the last 8 or 9 years I’ve been on a lot of film sets, trying to capture both what is in front of the cameras and what is behind them. I think I prefer the behind-the-camera part: the gang of people milling around during a shoot.
One of my favourite documentaries of this kind is the one the Magnum agency made in 1960 during the filming of John Huston’s The Misfits, Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe’s last film.

And that’s the path I’ve taken in photography: scene photography, always trying to find my own style, a personal composition based on my influences - and also on my “non-influences”.

But at the same time, my restlessness as a photographer can be seen in other formats, particularly in more personal collections that stem from my own life experience, from my own emotions, through a need to show the world from one specific viewpoint: mine.

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