April 4, 2011

Luis Beltrán dream photography


Sweet dreams are made of these
The brilliant Spanish photographer Luis Beltrán spoke to liberal sprinkles about his works. He sees himself as a storyteller and dedicates his work to "those who daydream, who believe that without illusion there is no hope". I love that, I think we all need a little fantasy sometimes, don't you? If you're not already in dreamland, these photos may get you there. Enjoy the view as you scroll down towards the interview with Luis Beltrán!

a sus pies (at her feet)
all photos © Luis Beltrán, used with permission
Isn't this beautiful? I suffer from vertigo but I would
love to have that kind of perspective over things

mariposa de otoño (autumn butterfly) by Luis Beltrán

enamorado de la luna (in love with the moon) by Luis Beltrán

His photos have been described as surreal and dreamlike. Personally I find Luis Beltrán's works evocative and provocative. They suspend me between what's real and what could be, and make me dream of the impossible. The contrast, the textures and perspectives all make the subjects come alive to me. Of course, the images are also plain gorgeous. These are some of my favorites, all from the Apología del Presente series.

llévame contigo (take my with you) by Luis Beltrán
I love this photo, it makes want to plunge 
into the unknown, all the possibilities of life

la casa (the house) by Luis Beltrán

c'est l'amour (it's love) by Luis Beltrán

 The photographer from Valencia replied by email to some questions from liberal sprinkles.

Luis Beltrán interview at liberal sprinkles

Luis Beltrán interview at liberal sprinkles

Luis Beltrán interview at liberal sprinkles

I can't wait to see how he interprets the rich cultures and traditions of Asia! I hope you enjoyed the interview and photos. You can see more of his works at the Luis Beltrán website or at Luis Beltrán's flickr photostream. If you're in New York, you can see them in person. His photos will be exhibited at Agora Gallery from April 19-May10. You can buy limited editions of his photos at his online store.

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rita jean said...

Such unique one of a kind photography! The first one is so, so neat!!! Amazing what can be done to a photo! :)

LV said...

What a wonderful and interesting post. I cannot stand hardly getting on the first step of a ladder. Heights and I do not go well together. I love that sight of your first photo. So glad you dropped by my place.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

The girl on the swing in that first photo, reminds me of that swing ride at Disney World. Have you been on it? You fly over cities, oceans, orange groves, etc and you can actually smell what you are swinging and riding over. I could have ridden that ride all day long. Fabulous photos...love the tree.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Wow, Grace! You've done it again. What an awesome interview, and even that you thought to interview him is so cool. Thanks so much for showing me more of the world.

Mr. Beltran's work is amazing.

Have a great week,

Kathy M.

EG Wow said...

I suffer from vertigo too (as well as a fear of heights) and when I first saw the top photo a chill went through me and my hands got all sweaty.

These photos are wonderful!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What amazing photos! His responses to your questions are just as thought-provoking at his photography. Thank you for sharing this artist. I was not familiar with his work. laurie

Gattina said...

Really talented photographer !

Mama Pea said...

These photos are very beautiful. Thanks for introducing him to us! I especially like the girl on the swing and the cat looking at the moon!

Anonymous said...

Wow wow wow! His photos are magical, dreamy paintings! Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

liberal sprinkles said...

Hi everyone, thanks for all the lovely comments. This was a great piece to write and I still go back and look at his photos every day!

Lynn, I don't know that ride, it sounds like fun!


Lynn said...

Hi Grace ~ I'm behind on my blog reading. These photos are absolutely gorgeous and what an awesome job on the interview! I'm so impressed - thank you for sharing!

Jenners said...

Those photos are amazing! Like you said, very dreamlike. Almost otherwordly. I liked how you formatted the interview too. Very creative blog you have here.

liberal sprinkles said...

Lynn and Jenners,
thanks for the compliments!

DearHelenHartman said...

Breathtaking imagery - really enjoyed my visit to your blog.

Cafe au lait said...

Fantastic photos.

I played too. Mine are here and here.

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, what gorgeous photography--amazing!!!

DadEngrMommmyLES said...

Those are very nice photos, I like your photography style it's very unique. Visiting for Blue Monday

SmilingSally said...


Happy Blue Monday, Grace!

Be sure to check out my book giveaway.

gengen said...

So pretty. Happy blue Monday.

Cat & Cricket said...

absolutely stunning pictures!
I loved your post!
Have a great week!
And come see what we have in store coming up in May on Sundays..
I am sure you could blow us all away with your pics!

bettyl said...

Very creative!

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