Author Archives: Fran Simó

Most of my work has no rational motivation; I simply felt it had to be made. Street photography was also driven by this inexplicable need, but time has added a conviction: “our time and place should be portrayed”. This certainty was born in front of Joan Colom’s photos. There was a contrast between his photos and my eyes, that of transcendence. He photographed El Raval a great deal then. The link “my place” versus “another time” is the key to understanding the importance of street photography.