THERE ARE 7 AND A HALF BILLION PEOPLE IN THE WORLD
BUT VERY FEW OF THEM ARE ABLE TO STOP THE TIME
Hello! I am Marc Rovira the photographer behind Blanc Mate. Don’t ask me when I started to like photography. The closest memory I have it was in my communion, when I was given a Nikon AF230. It was a point and shoot camera with which I did my first kicks in this world.
At 14 I was able to grab a 3.2 megapixel Olimpus C-350, and that gave me wings. I was the typical colleague who always carried the camera with him. Every outing with friends was documented, my summers were a non-stop of clicks. Without realizing it, I documented my entire day from 14 to up coming ages.
MY PHOTOGRAPHIC MANTRA IS:
“IF YOU'RE WATCHING IT, YOU'RE LOOSING IT”
When I was 18 I joined the university. At that time the first external hard drives appeared and I decided it was a good idea to have all that legacy stored in one place. How a bad idea I had… A classmate who didn’t see the power cord that was lying on the floor, throw away all my adolescence.
Goodbye to countless memories. Not just mine, but of my whole group of friends. That day I learned two very valuable lessons that are the basis of my company today: print that photo that you like so much. Tomorrow a virus may enter your computer and you will lose it. And second, never have just one copy of your digital files. I learned from that mistake, so…
LIVE YOUR WEDDING WITH ALL ITS INTENSITY
THAT I WILL BE IN CHARGE TO CATCH THE MOMENTS AND TAKE CARE OF THEM
WHAT DOES A WEDDING MEAN TO YOU?
HAVE YOU EVER DIGGED ABOUT THAT?
I got into weddings by chance. A friend from a cousin of I don’t know who was getting married. And they asked me to take the photos. It was an awfull day. Don’t get me wrong, technically the photos turned out fine. But for me it was a pain in the ass all that stuff.
I suppose that the economic part was the one that took me to do a second wedding. I was unlucky too. I realised that this new couple was getting married by commitment. Something that the groom confirmed to me about three months after the wedding when we met by chance. From that moment I made a red cross at weddings.
At that time, I was still not clear about what branch of photography I wanted to dedicate myself. But after those bad experiences, I knew that going through with the weddings was going to burn me out. How wrong I was! Like everything in this life, there are things that need their time to mature.
To be exact, my ripening day was a 3rd of September. That day I had my third wedding. It had been quite a while since the first two. So I accepted this wedding because of personal commitments and to give this type of jobs a second chance.
You can’t imagine how much I enjoyed it. Everything flowed. From beginning to end. Everything that I did not experience and feel in the first two weddings, I had it here. I came home almost dead, but I was floating on a cloud of enjoyment, adrenaline and satisfaction.
A few days later I understood the reason for all this. Myself, who was an spectator of the wedding, without emotional ties to any of the attendees; I was thrilled like it was my brother’s wedding. Do you remember that this was my third wedding? The result were not as good as today’s. But in those images you could feel the heat of that wedding. Where everything was done from the couple to the guests.
THAT DAY I UNDERSTOOD THAT A WEDDING MEANS A PARTY TO LIFE ITSELF
TO THE LIFE OF TWO PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BECOME ONE, AND CELEBRATE IT WITH THE PEOPLE THAT THEY TRULY APPRECIATE