AbouT Joan Olivella

ARTIST PHOTOGRAPHER FROM BARCELONA BASED IN SITGES

My relationship with photography started when I was a teenager. My growing interest for music made me discover the artwork concept behind vinyl sleeves. Gradually, I became more and more interested in all the technical aspects and suddenly I found myself looking for a place to get trained. I borrowed a Leicaflex SL2 camera from my uncle and this is how I started taking pictures of friends and lovers. Developing them in the darkroom and witnessing how they come to life is one of the greatest pleasures you can experience. In retrospect, I’m extremely proud to have been trained in analogue photography and have witnessed the irruption of digital photography in our society.

MY RESUME

Joan Olivella (BCN 1976) – littlewhiteflat.com – info@littlewhiteflat.com – Institut d’Estudis fotogràfics, Fotógraf Professional. 2000

Projects

2022 Photo Experience, La Pedrera. Barcelona
2022 Cartell de la Festa del Corpus. Sitges
2021 ‘Hiding in the Light’. Barcelona
2018 ‘Artístic Disciplines’. TOC Hostel & Suites, Barcelona
2018 ‘Criteris Fotografics’. La Pedrera, Barcelona
2017 ‘Gabriela in Vogue’. Red Velvet Restaurant, Sitges
2014 ‘El Meu Sitges’. Malvasia de Llibres, Sitges
2012 ‘London and other Assorted Analogue Images’ (re-make). Llibrería Altaïr, Barcelona
2012 ‘Eivissa i Formentera; Una Mística Singular’. Biblioteca Popular Santiago Rusiñol, Sitges
2011 ‘London and other Assorted Analogue Images’. Biblioteca Santiago Rusiñol, Sitges

Collaborations

2021 Taller de Fotografia. Espai Jove, Ajuntament de Vilanova i la Geltrú
2019 Taller de Fotografía. Espai Jove, Adjuntament de Sitges
2015 Who’s Tony Keller? Entrevistat per un documental. Sitges
2015 Starting Point, Tony keeler exhibition. Vitrina d’atrezzo fotogràfic. Sitges

Works

2016 Residència Sitges Park, fotos per la web
2017 Residència Sitges Park, fotos del catàleg
2018 Residència Sitges Park, fotos per la revista
2019 Tropical Beach Club, fotos per la web
2020 Residència Sitges Park, fotos per la web

Publications

2022 ‘Llum en temps de Foscor’. Programa de la Festa del Corpus. Sitges
2018 Primrose Hill photo story. On the Hill magazine, April 2018 issue. London
2013 ‘La força d’una imatge’. Programa Festa Major, Sitges
2011 Entrevista en motiu de l’exposició sobre Londres. Radio Maricel/L’Eco de Sitges.

Influences

Keeler, Avedon, Catany, Miserachs, Català Roca, Gomis, Forcano, Pomés, Bailey, Cartier Bresson, Stern, Iriarte, Esclusa, Colita, Aymarich, Hamilton, Freeman, Russell, Rivas, Biarnés, Masats, Maspons, Frank, Leivovitz, Caraeff, McCrary, Klein, Eastman (aka. Linda McCartney)

Little white flat

“Photography is an artistic vehicle which has let me liberate from fear and loneliness”