‘theirs’ is the artistic name and art project of Spanish photographer Raül Santín. Born in Barcelona in 1995, and currently based in Berlin, his work has always been centered around shape and color, shadows and lights, and exploiting the intrinsecal beauty in all that might seem conventional at first sight, from architectural works to faces and bodies.
The second year I covered LlumBCN the creativity was magnified: there were lots of incredible installations, more visual and dynamic, and my challenge as a light photographer increased, yet being a mere student introducing himself to intermediate level photography. I involved more of my friends to participate and be part of my project, and eventually, the following year one of them also got encourage to photograph the event.
In 2016, I discovered a new light festival in Barcelona. I decided to go there alone with my Nikon DSLR and started taking pictures. The overall result was a mix of abstract and light photography that turned out pretty well. I was specially proud of it not because of the quality, but because it added a new kind of perspective, a new world for me. It was different from what I used to look until then.
Back then I didn’t know it, but 3 years later LlumBCN has become a regular visit and every year I dedicate a special slot in my portfolio to showcase my view of the festival.
This is my photography project. It started in 2017 and after two platform changes, here is version 3.0 in a more organised and visually tidy way.
As you know, Tumblr is not a suitable platform to share my content, so I decided to migrate to WordPress.
In 2019 the project is expanding: I will now add my product, event and concert photography to my works, besides my architecture and portrait works. The Instagram account will become a selection of all the work, and also you can see examples of my work in the portfolio tab in this same blog.
I also plan on releasing a fanzine of the portraits, called theirszine, in early 2019. Stay tuned for more news!