Memories of Vall de Núria w/ Alan Diaz

Photo Journal

Artist //

Alan Diaz

Interviewer //

Shane Allen

Posted //

July 1st, 2021

What moments are you trying to capture? When I'm taking photos I always want to preserve memories, in some way I want to capture the feeling in that moment. Usually that feeling is related to the love I feel for nature and my loved ones. Other times It's more about trying to know myself more.

Do you have a good story from taking any of these pictures? Those pictures were taken after the lockdown in Catalonia. I went with Marc to Vall the Nuria, a close village to Girona. We wanted to feel freedom and nature after so many time together spend only in our apartment, with only leaving home for the essential things like going to the supermarket.

Are you looking for anything specific when taking photos? All my pics, or at least it's what I've been told, have a nostalgic feeling, one of the main reasons I think It's because all of them have a story behind, a moment, something I want to always be remembered. My pics are for me my personal diary.

What makes the city you’re shooting so beautiful? Vall de Núria is a spectacular valley of unique views and landscapes, located in the north of Catalunya. Words can't describe how impressive is, that's why I took lots of pictures.

What’s the best memory you have with your camera? 8 years ago I went almost twice a month to Galicia as I had a distance relationship at that time with Marc. That moments were for me very special and my camera was there with me to capture that. All the pics I took at that time were in black and white and are still my favorite ones. At that time I started a relationship not only with Marc but also with my camera, I couldn't believe that when I saw the results I was feeling the same love I felt in that moment. Magic.

Was there ever a photo that got away? Lot of times. I can't remember now an specific moment, but I can remember the reason: not having more film with me or batteries.

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