Carles Medina is not your average photographer, first because is not. He is an architect from Barcelona, and that explains a lot of things: The fact that he prefers shooting in analog, with his favourite tool a Yashica T5, and the fact that he sees the world with a different eye than most people.
His interest in buildings and architecture helps him to build his sense of aesthetic. But lately, his eye went in a different direction, or horizon we should say: the ocean. Barcelona lately, have been pretty active in the surf scene, which is unusual when we know the small potential of surf there. But the mixture of the life of this city, and the skate vibe, gives it a unique touch to anybody who chooses the “sea” way there. Because there, like every big city with a small swell, we “really” choose surfing, as a way of living, as a way to see the world. Carles like most of the young people from Barcelona, got his roots from skateboarding, so the surf for him, is far away from the performance and contest industry, is all about sharing good moment with his friends. And if we want to be sure of this, just ask to him what is the happiness for him: “a fresh Corona at sunset, after a good surf session with good friends”.
So, Carles Medina is definitely not your average photographer. And we hope that one day he will reach his goals to have “A house with a big garden in front of any beach” Why? “To make bbqs!” Simply.