We know Salva López from his project, ‘Roig 26‘, a series of photographs which portray the day to day life with his grandparents. His personal work and unique look fascinated us from as of the first look and pushed us to follow the steps that he undertook. Portraying spaces and people created a unique easthetic that shows even in his most intimate photographs. His latest trip to Indonesia is a clear example that the vision of this photographer does not stop in Barcelona. We talked with him about his experience in South-East Asia and the images that he created.
Tell us about your trip to Indonesia.
My girlfriend is living in Taipei and in order to meet her I have to travel half the world. This time we decided that I would be Indonesia ; one week in Bali and another in the National Park of Komodo, on the island of Flowers.
What surprised you most?
Being on board of a boat for several days. Navigating on the waters of the National Park of Komodo is incredible. It is hard to explain, but maybe the photographs can transmit the calm as I recall it.
With which camera do you travel?
On this trip I traveled with my digital camera, the Canon 5D mark II. After going through a phase shooting with an analog camera e for my travel pictures, I went back to digital. Much better !
What where you unable to capture?
The reefs and fish were amazing. We swam with mantas, sharks, rays, turtles, fish of all colors … It was like diving in an aquarium.
Which memory do you keep from this trip? The experience or the photographs?
The memory is fragile and the photographs help to remember certain moments, but obviously much escapes the pictures. I think that it is impossible to separate both.
A color that defines Indonesia?