Great to go back to school

The exhibition “Barcelona in Sepia Toning” – 20 pictures by Stefano Buonamici is opening on April 27 at 11AM in the Liceo Artistico di Porta Romana in Florence as part of the Looking for Art Festival.

I’m very glad, because finally returning back home, in fact this school has been my second home for 5 years, from 1975 until 1980, when I was a young student of arts in Florence.

I would like to thank for sponsoring:

Sissi Abbondanza, Maribel Alonso Soria, Javier Andrade Cordoba, Carlo Andreoli, Michele Bajona, Marco Barlocci, Quim Batlle, Xavier Beltran, Federica Biondi, Alessandro Borscia, Ginevra Caratú, Emanuela Carmenati, Augusto Casciani, Paolo Ciardella, Lorenzo Coppola, Alessio Cucin, Andrea De Lotto, Michela De Rosa, Cristina Esclapez, Andrea Ferraris, Dario Ferraro, Lorenzo Fontanelli, Heike Fickel, Simone Frasca, Helen Giovannello, Leandro Giribaldi, Annalisa Giogoli, Simona Giorgi, Mariella Gnetoli, Tomas Gonzales, Marco Greco, Luca Guastella, Laura Iachetta, David Junyent, Heather Kanost, Guillermo Klein, Federico Laudisa, Maria Elisabetta Longone, Rita Lugli, Daniela Maldini, Maria Marchese, Romina Martin, Francis Mateo, Ida Mauro, Carlo Meconi, Guido Monaci, Germano Natali, Carme Ocaña, Giulia Parisi, Juan Antonio Pérez, Riccardo Piattelli, Guido Ramellini, Luana Ranallo, Alfredo Rossi, Massimiliano Rumignani, Joan-Albert Serra, Sandra Sferragatta, Irene Signorelli, Fabiola Ungredda, Versilia Danza, VM Laboratorio Fotográfico en Barcelona, Elena Volpi.

Download the PDF “Barcelona en Tono Sepia”

Dialogues with Music by the European Music Cooperative

Cristina Esclapez, European Music cooperative

Cristina Esclapez, November 2015, Auditori El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona.

European Music Cooperative is are an international network of professionals and organizations who believe in the transformative power and cultural value of live music in today’s society.

The European Music Cooperative is the result of a profound analysis and reflection about the role of live music in today’s challenging cultural environment. They believe that music professionals have to adopt a more entrepreneurial and audience-centred approach that’s more responsive to the needs and opportunities of local and global communities.

Pierre-Antoine Tremblay plays trompa during the

Pierre-Antoine Tremblay plays trompa, Auditori El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona


Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona

Dialogues with Music sets at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site (Barcelona) – Sala Lluís Domènech i Montaner

As photographer was really a visual pleasure and an honor to work with them all.

european music cooperative


To see the photo gallery, please have a look at the European Music Cooperative official web.

A Tailor-Made program in Barcelona

Federica runs a business in communication and management skills in English

Federica Biondi runs a business in communication and management skills in English, advising professional women who use English for work. She provides solutions ranging from improving presentation skills and fluency, to ensuring that the web content in English is up to scratch, to assisting in the preparation and presentation of balance sheets in English.

Her activity is mainly focused on professional women, but she moves in all professional areas. She aims to generate resources that add value to women’s entrepreneurship and professionalism, through understanding their needs and designing tailor-made programs that aim to improve those skills crucial to their career.

Get in contact with Federica:

Giovanni Allevi, the other side of me


Giovanni Allevi sound check, Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona March 9,  2015

Giovanni Allevi sound check, Palau della Mùsica Catalana, Barcelona March 9, 2015


Giovanni Allevi is one of the greatest composers pure and untouched on the international scene.

He is a composer, conductor and pianist. He has a bachelor’s degree with honors in Philosophy and two diplomas Conservatory, achieved with honors in piano and composition.

Giovanni Allevi has performed in Barcelona his latest work for Piano Solo “LOVE”.

Thanks Giovanni for calling me Fotografo musicale.



Performing My family: ” I think, family it’s the most important thing in our lives.  So, I wanted to speak about this feeling with a joyful track that takes life from a reunion with my relatives. They were making noise while I was looking for silence, so I locked myself into a room and I wrote this track thinking about that: even though it is noisy and a little bit crazy, it is my family and I love it!.” Giovanni Allevi



Giovanni Allevi performing The other side of me, a piece based on his personality, reflexive and intricate.



Giovanni Allevi ends the concert playing The Albatross , a piece inspired by a Charles Baudelaire poem with the same title.




Shooting till the Sun Comes Up: the Primavera Sound

It’s always a pleasure shooting for The New York Times, this time it was in Barcelona covering The Primavera Sound, one of the biggest summer music festivals in Europe. Take a look to the slideshow.

On the beach

My photograph was chosen this month for PhotoShelter’s Buyer Homepage slideshow!

There’s Something About Mobile

The big screen in the stand of Nokia at the Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona.
Barcelona celebrates the seventh edition of the Mobile World Congress and it will be the first edition launched in the city since Barcelona was elected as Mobile World Capital last July. The MWC was first launched in Barcelona in 2006 with 51.000 visitors and the figure has been growing since then, so, this year it is expected to beat the record of 60.000 visitors. I’m one of them, working for the Finnish paper Helsingin Sanomat.

A way of understanding life


TICKETS Restaurant in Barcelona is the Tapas Bar of Albert Adrià, the young brother of Ferran Adrià. This project was started by Albert, and then he involved Ferran, who was really excited about it because of its cultural importance. Albert Adrià also involved Iglesias’s brothers -Juan Carlos, Borja and Pedro-, owners of Rías de Galicia, which is an emblematic seafood restaurant in Barcelona. Johanna and me had the opportunity to visit the TICKETS Restaurant and we enjoyed the hospitality of Albert and the whole staff. As they say on their web: “For us, la vida tapa is a global concept, a way of understanding life through gastronomy.”
If you want to book a table, you have to do it online 60 days before the date, at, and follow the instructions.

If you are interested in seeing more pictures, please contact the photographer Stefano Buonamici.

Crisis hits expat Finns

Finns living in Southern Europe feel the European economic crisis in their own day-to-day lives. Johanna Janger-Polaina lives in Barcelona with her husband José Antonio.

A story assigned by the Helsingin Sanomat.



Barcelona on the beach

Barcelona’s beaches open again in 2012. Barcelona’s beaches are a major attraction of the city and last year Barcelona was named the best beach city in the world by National Geographic magazine. From the city centre of Barcelona it takes about 10-20 minutes by public transport to get down to the Mediterranean sea and the nine beaches.