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The Unveiling

Today, I proudly present to you, my new project:

 

F.R.I.E.N.D. = Few Relationships are Important Enough to Never Die

 

To me, having friends is vital, I couldn’t live a week of my life without friends.

I don’t take for granted anyone who has become part of my life. Each friend is a gift to be thankful for, a jewel to be cherished… and that’s why I’ve decide to make my very own Ode to Friendship in the form of this photographic project.

This is me merging my two worlds of friends, as I introduce to you, my Flickr friends, my “real world” friends, whom I’ve been photographing for the last 9 months, including this mysterious woman, who originated the whole idea So this project really feels like a child I’m bringing into the world, just as she is about to do. I’ve put all my heart and soul into it, and now it’s finally time to see it come to life!!

 

From the convincing all my friends part, to the logistics involved…from the conception to the execution, F.R.I.E.N.D was a real saga: there are so many stories behind each photo…so many chalenges, so many great moments I’ve spent with my friends, and now I’m gonna share them with you!

 

Photographing people, specially friends, offers so many possibilities…and the best thing is that it’s a collaboration between the photographer and the “model”, creating something together…it’s fascinating!

 

Many of the landscape shots I’ve uploaded in the last months were taken while driving to the locations where F.R.I.E.N.D was taking place, so I thought it was appropriate to use them as a prelude to the main event. My expecations are huge, and I hope I have managed to build up some expectations in you guys as well…and more importantly, I hope I’ll be able to live up to those expectations.. But the biggest expectations of all, I can assure you, are those of my friends/”models”, most of whom had never been photographed before and were extremely shy. There’s even a little silent competition going on between them to see who’s gonna do better…it’s going to be really exciting to see how it’s all gonna play out!

 

So, shall we begin?!

 

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Taken on December 12, 2010