© Costa Brava Photography - Borja Bouza Badenes  -    2016

About


Borja Bouza is a freelance photographer based in Barcelona, deeply attracted by nature. Wildlife and landscapes have driven him to so many places in the world in order to catch a piece of the magic of Mother Nature: Asia, US, South America, Africa, Australia continent and Europe. After travelling around and as the times went by, Borja realized that the beaches, the forests, the mountains where he used to spend his childhood, were plenty of beautiful places that were worthy photographing. For this reason, Borja decided in 2010 to create a collection of unique images of this dramatic piece of coast, where the winds, the mysterious colors of the rocks and the sea, draw a magical painting.

Costa Brava Photography is the result: a collection of moments, spaces, lights, colors and emotions captured and gather together in photographs by Borja Bouza. Several years of exploration, several years looking for the perfect light in order to make honor to the beauty of this dramatic landscape.


EQUIPMENT

The digital revolution. This is a phenomenon that have been empowered the people in order to take a good photo. These days huge DLSR can be seen everywhere, altho there are still big differences between cameras and lenses. And now the question… Your camera is really good, you should take very good pictures. Shouldn’t you? Neither the megapixels count, neither the camera brand or model are criteria to ensure a good photograph.  But sometimes it could be a little difference that makes you to ‘take it’ or ‘not to take it’. For this reason, I use the best available photographic equipment. Here you are some of them.

Cameras: Hasselblad XPan, Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 5D Mark III,

Lenses: Hasselblad 45 f/4, Canon 15 f/2.8, Canon 17-40 f/4, Canon 24-70 f/2.8, Canon 70/200 f/4, Canon 100 f/2.8 IS, Canon 300 f/2.8 IS

Other: ArcaSwiss stuff, Lee Filters, Canon and Nikon flashes,


AWARDS

2016:  

1 Highly commended photo at Asferico Photo Contest

1 Highly commended photo at Memorial Maria Luisa international Photo Contest

1 Highly commended photo at Montphoto International Photo Contest

2015: 

1 Highly commended photo at Montphoto International Photo Contest

1 finalist photo at Memorial Maria Luisa international Photo Contest

2014:  

1 Highly commended photo at Montphoto International Photo Contest

5 nominated photos at Oasis Photo Contest

2013:

2nd prize at CEC Terrassa Photo Contest

2 finalist photographs at Memorial Maria Luisa International Photo Contest

2012:  

3rd prize at AEGranollers Photo Contest;

1 finalist photograph at Memorial Maria Luisa International Photo Contest

2011:  

2 Highly commended images at Montphoto International Photo Contest;

2nd prize at National Geographic Living the mountain Photo contest

2010: 

4th prize at Montphoto International Competition of Nature Photography;

1st prize at Photo Contest of Muntanya magazine


PUBLICATIONS

The photographs of Borja Bouza have been published in several publications like National Geographic, Revista Evasión, revista Muntanya, and also in graphic media for public environmental agencies. He has been a major contributor in the Travel books serie for va-de-foto blog, and their photographs has been also published in books like Inspired by Nature 2011 and Inspired by Nature 2014. The last book he has published (Costa Brava. Colors de vent, colors de terra, colors d’aigua) is also a result of the last years of photographic work. Also he has published in several publications and books for NGO’s like Enginyeria sense Fronteres  (Engineers without borders).


EXHIBITIONS

2010 – “Instants a la Natura”. Biblioteca Central Tecla Sala. L’Hospitalet

2010 – “Instants a la Natura”. CC Riera Blanca. Barcelona

2010 – MontphotoFest – Antic Sindicat. Lloret de Mar

2011 – “Sintesi “ . Ateneu Barcelonès. Barcelona

2011 – “Sintesi” Llibreria Horitzons. Barcelona

2011 – MontphotoFest – Casa de la. Cultura. Lloret de Mar

2012 – Wining and finalist photogaphs of the AEGranollers Photo Contest. Granollers

2013 – Wining and finalist photogaphs of the CEC Terrassa Photo contest . Terrassa

2013 – “Le conflit Conga au Perou – de l’eau ou de l’or?” – MIE Bastille. Paris

2013 – “Le conflit Conga au Perou – de l’eau ou de l’or?” – MIE LAB013. Paris

2014 – Wining and finalist photogaphs of the AEGranollers Photo Contest . Granollers

2015 – Costa Brava photography exhibition at Hotel Tamariu. Tamariu.

2015 – Costa Brava photography exhibition at Hotel Exus Natur. Fotnclara.

2016 – Costa Brava photography exhibition at ATN – Ateneu Barcelonés. Barcelona


 

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