I just got back from our second Bohemia Gathering in Valencia. It was the most amazing experience. 10 fantastic female photographers from all over the world joined us in Spain for a week of film photography, talking shop, shooting, learning and experimenting with film. We also had the amazing opportunity to spend a day at my all-time favorite lab, Carmencita Film Lab. Where all of us got to develop our film and learn to scan it. Yeah, that is NOT easy! But so much fun.
Bohemia is a unique concept, it’s not quite a workshop yet it is, but more of a gathering but still with lots of exercises and challenges as in how you see light, how to meter and how to shoot different types of film and what to do to make the images get the look YOU want. Yeah, a lot of work. But oh so rewarding.
I can only speak for myself but Bohemia for me is liberating, exhilarating, adventures and at the same time it feels like coming home. That week in Valencia will forever and always stay with me I treasure the new friendships I made and the beautiful ladies I got to know.
This photos of me were taken by Cristiana Vaz Franco of Love is my Favourite Color, one of the Bohemia ladies attending.
It’s perfect. Because it looks the way I feel.
But to really understand what Bohemia is about you need to see this film. Don’t need to say more, just watch it and I promises it’s a 3 min feel-good instant shot. The film was made by Laia Lluch of Lluch & Solver Love Films, thank you Laia for capturing the essence of Bohemia.
For more info about the next Bohemia Gathering please visit the Bohemia Collective website
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