My girlfriend Jara is an architect. She is currently working on the restoration and reconstruction of a hotel in Madrid. Part of her job is to go around the construction site checking that all the works are being done according to procedures. When doing so, she brings her tiny Fujifilm Tiara and documents the atmosphere, the work in progress.
I very much enjoy these photos. They bring me her sight, the way she sees beauty in something I would have never put muy eyes on. She sometimes refers to the construction site as “my office. It couldn’t be farther from the type of workspace most of us have. So open, rough, analog, dusty and grainy, as film is most times.
This little (big, beautiful) project of hers is still under construction (pun absolutely intended here) and most photos are not yet published or even developed. I am always excited when I see new ones coming, convinced that they will make a delightful exhibit somewhere in the renewed hotel when they reopen it.
You can follow some of Jara’s photos at her instagram.