“What’s good about Palma is that thanks to the good climate you can do everything any time of the year.”
Juan Iglesias lives in Palma de Mallorca. He’s a photographer who’s greatly attracted to the details and the beauty of everyday things. These tend to be his inspiration when taking photos, and he also likes creating rather more abstract visual situations, but always clean and simple.
What does photography mean for you?
It’s a way of transmitting emotions, and also beauty.
What is it that excites you most about this hobby/profession?
Finding and showing the attractive side that can exist in the most unlikely details and things and places.
What do your photos say about you? And what’s behind them?
In Instagram they’re more of an everyday type, things I like, things I do. A style of life. If something catches my eye, I try to capture it and show it as I see it.
What do you most like photographing?
I like photographing everything, but above all I photograph my friends, places I go to, landscapes, objects, self-portraits… I’m very eclectic. Anything can have its attractive side, you just have to know how to see it.
Why have you chosen Instagram as a communication platform?
It’s a fast and convenient way of sharing your photos and your work and reaching a lot of people. With a few clicks you sneak into the mobile phones of your followers.
Why do you think it’s important for citizens and tourists to participate in the Palma 365 competition? How would you encourage them to take part?
There’s nothing more representative of a city than its people. They represent the city and give it its character. So I encourage everyone to take part in this initiative and show how they live and see Palma when they visit it.
Three seasons, three plans. What suggestions would you recommend making to people who visit Palma during the winter, spring and autumn?
What’s good about Palma is that, thanks to the good climate we have in general, you can do everything any time of the year! But in winter, if it gets cold, a perfect choice would be to go out to eat a good “arròs brut.” Another option would be to go to one of the city’s many attractive cafés for a hot drink. A good plan in spring: a picnic with friends in the Parc del Mar or on the beach. And in the autumn, for example, visiting some of the many art galleries – but always with your camera in your hand! ;)
And if you had to choose one single corner in Palma above all the rest, what would it be?
It’s hard to choose! If there’s one thing Palma isn’t short of it’s interesting corners, precisely. In fact, wandering and losing yourself around the old town can be an interesting experience. There’s always something new or something you’ve never seen before.
If a friend from somewhere else told you they were planning a trip to Palma, what would you tell them not to miss for the world?
The historical centre and the variats and llonguets of the Bar Bosch.