A Balearic Summer

Fabrizio Colque, better known as Fabri, is a graphic designer turned photographer. Born in Bolivia, lives and works in Barcelona. He is inspired by everything that surrounds him and and his work tries to reflect the beauty of everyday life. His graphic design background reflects on his work, paying attention to rhythm, details and composition, as well as exploring and mixing different formats, both digital and analog, photo and video.



Describe your work to us. What characterises your work?

I think “Beauty of everyday life” is what best suits my work. I just try to see beauty in whatever it is that caught my eye.


How does ritual play a part in your life/work?

In some cases the act of taking pictures feels very ritualistic, it’s just you and the camera trying to connect with what is in front of you, trying to see beyond it. You just get lost in the moment and there’s a certain peace to it.

What influence does living in Barcelona have on your work?

I love Barcelona, it has a little bit of everything for me. Close to the mountains, to the sea, the diversity, art, the music festival culture, the weather! I think it's a great place to be a photographer or anything for that matter, things are always happening, the city is always moving. I live with these things and they become a part of my work.

Who are your favorite artists?

I don’t think I have any artists in particular. It depends on the mood and what i’m feeling, I’m constantly discovering new things and new people that influence on my work.

Can you tell us a bit about your interest in travel? Do stories find you, or do you find them?

I think it’s a little bit of both, i’m just a curious person, I want to know a little bit of everything, I want to see a little bit of everything, it doesn't matter if it’s a short or long trip, every place has something to see, sometimes the universe brings me something, and other times I just find them.

Did travel play a part in your early years?

I have very fond memories of going camping with my uncle and my cousins back in Bolivia. He was a very disciplined person and my cousins and I were about the same age and each worse than the other. We were boy scouts too, so we did a lot of camping, walks under the heavy sun, woods, rivers, small villages and getting scared of 'duendes' is what I most remember most vividly.

Also I did a lot of travelling by land with my family, Bolivia has such diverse landscapes, I only got to know a few, getting inside the Cerro Rico mines of Potosí, passing through Carretera de la Muerte from La Paz to Coroico, el Chapare, the Santa Cruz weather and of course the food - the thing that I miss the most!

How has the Pandemic affected your travels?

Lately, I’ve been traveling only to Ibiza, which has been amazing, because of the times we’re living in right now. To be able to enjoy this island in these time, with so few people, feels so beautiful and calm, like time has stopped, it’s a different energy, and has been very special. I’m very grateful for this.


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