Philipp Pawelka, Photographer, Vienna, Barcelona

Philipp_Pawelka_portraitPhilipp Pawelka is a photographer specialized in landscapes, portraits and wildlife. Originally from Vienna he is now based in Barcelona while not travelling …

Travelling around the world for many years he has been inspired by the wonders of our planet to capture its natural beauty in all its variety, always looking for remote and unspoiled places where nature is still pure. These trips are also opportunities to spend time with local people and to take genuine portraits.

He also enjoyed magic deserts like the Wahiba and the Rub al Khali in Oman, the Gobi desert in Mongolia and the Namib and Kalahari deserts in Namibia.

„I am especially fascinated by desert landscapes with their clarity and the way they are stripped down to the essential. This is what motivated me to organize several expeditions from Austria to the Libyan deserts, where I could contemplate the grandeur, beauty and diversity of the Sahara.“

As well he feels at home at the beaches of the Caribbean, in high mountains and in the Nordic landscapes of Iceland and Norway.

His best photographs are covering fascinating countries such as Cuba, Iceland, Jamaica, Libya, Maldives, Mongolia, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Oman and the Caribbean. Philipp has been exhibiting in various countries, mainly in Austria and in Spain, and has published two books so far: „Impressions of Nepal“ and „Magic Deserts“.

Philipp_PawelkaYou can enjoy a selection of Philipp’s photographs by visiting his website and by liking his facebook page

All photographs presented in Philipp’s portfolio are available as follows:

  • Print on High Quality Photographic Paper
  • Print on Canvas on a wooden stretcher frame
  • Print on High Quality Photographic Paper, mounted on an Aluminium Dibond plaque
  • Print on High Quality Photographic Paper, mounted on an Aluminium Dibond plaque and protected by a glued Acrylic plaque

Prints are available in different sizes up to 150 x 100 cm. The most common formats are:

  • Small:   45×30 cm
  • Classic:   60×40 cm
  • Large:   75×50 cm
  • Giant:   90×60 cm
  • Collector:   120×80 cm and 150×100 cm

Most Prints are Limited Editions of 50 accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

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Let’s talk about sex

L1150757 (Large)L1150773 (Large)The Erotic Museum of Barcelona (MEB) offers a cultural and historical tour about the influence of eroticism in man from the dawn of time. In 13 rooms you find more than 800 pieces included in its permanent collection.

From the universe of Hindu Kama Sutra to the forbidden art of Japan, including the origins of Spanish pornographic cinema, it offers a journey to the world of eroticism and its representation in art. Definitely, for many it is the most exciting Museum in Barcelona, not only because of its wish to transmit erotic knowledge through entertainment and fun.

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Nicola Mesken, Photographer, Barcelona

4.designerportrait_PIMPAM (Large)I meet Nicola Mesken for a drink in Barcelona’s Café Zurich right at the Plaça de Catalunya. For the last 10 years she is working and living as a freelance photographer in Barcelona.

I know her already for some years and I am very curious to get to know more about her latest project, called PIMPAMs. Those are photographs of Barcelona applied on wood. They are available as keyholders and pictures at the onlineshop Dawanda.

macba (Large) gaudi-laterne (Large) estrella (Large) dali (Large)Nicola started that part of her business in 2012, when many of her friends left Barcelona due to the economic crisis. “I was looking for personalized presents, which would always remind my friends of their time in Barcelona. Something that they would look once in a while, bringing back nice memories we shared”, she explains. For every person Nicola took a special picture – their favourite bar, their favourite dish or the park, where they felt in love. Or just their preferred beach full of nice summer memories.

asunnyday (Large) hotelwdaylight (Large)“It was then, that residents of this town would ask me, where to buy those PIMPAMs and whether I had a shop in the city. One year after starting the business, it is now becoming bigger and bigger.” And Nicola is still quite flattered by the reaction of her friends as well as by complete strangers, not only by her idea, but by the photographs she takes and how she looks at Barcelona – the city of her choice.

balconies (Large) 3.moreproducts_PIMPAM (Large)calle-tallers (Large)PIMPAM is named after a Spanish expression. People use it to describe an action like “I fixed this – pimpam pimpam”, which means like “in an instance”, one after the other. “From the first moment I liked this expression, and my idea was that you can hang one picture PIM, and than a second one PAM, and you find your perfect combination of different images PIMPAM. There you go.”

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Buttons for Barcelona lovers.

Buttons for Barcelona lovers.

Nicola experimented for quite a while with different woods and several papers to find the perfect combination of materials. She wanted her work to be of very high quality and that it would last – well, forever :-). “And what can I say, I am very happy with the results”, she says.

“It was then, when people did not stop to ask me where to buy the PIMPAMs, that I started to sell them on little markets in Barcelona. A friend then suggested to sell them online which I now do on Dawanda.

Of course, people can still come to Barcelona to buy them directly from Nicola Mesken at her little photo studio. “I am always happy to look at the PIMPAMs together with my clients to find the personal, perfect combination, including some information of what to see and where to go in this town.”

Or, just visit one of the shops listed below, while strolling through Barcelona.

My studio at CREC
La central Bookshop at MACBA

By the way, Nicola as a photographer is specialized in weddings and love story shootings for couples visiting Barcelona. Also she makes great portrait and product photography.
Meet Nicola on Facebook!