“With the help of all the participants, we can show the prettiest face of this city.”
Toni Perelló has been a fan of landscape photography for a year and a half. He’s taken a few photography courses and dedicates a lot of his free time to escaping from urban nuclei to capture some of the most beautiful natural landscapes that surround us.
What does photography mean for you?
Photography came into my life as an escape route from a lot of problems and a way of being happy by doing what I enjoy most.
What is it that excites you most about this hobby/profession?
Whenever I prepare an outing, when I reach the place in question, I imagine the picture that I’d like to take, I prepare my equipment, I adjust the camera and I take the photo. The moment of seeing the result I had in mind is a very pleasing and gratifying sensation.
What do your photos say about you? And what’s behind them?
Many of my photos may seem simply aesthetic. But without profits or rewards, I want to show some landscapes or practically inaccessible spots that convey peace and harmony, and the force of nature.
What do you most like photographing?
Personally, I love going on excursions or to remote places where you can be in peace and photograph natural scenery, mostly sea views.
Why have you chosen Instagram as a communication platform?
I began posting my photos in Instagram to be able to share my results with everyone I think might be interested in them.
Why do you think it’s important for the citizens to participate in the Palma 365 competition? How would you encourage them to take part?
Because with the help of all the participants we’ll be able to show the prettiest face of this city.
Three seasons, three plans. What suggestions would you recommend making to people who visit Palma during the winter, spring and autumn?
In winter, taking a walk and having a drink in one of the welcoming bars of the old town in the evening, when the first streetlights come on. In spring, when the island’s climate is nice, walking up to the Bellver Castle, where you can enjoy some lovely views of the city and a part of the island, and also strolling along the Passeig Marítim. And in the autumn, visiting the Cathedral, in front of the Bay of Palma, going to eat at the gastronomic market of s’Escorxador and visiting the Es Baluard museum.
And if you had to choose one single corner in Palma above all the rest, what would it be?
Without a doubt, the Parc del Mar.
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?
Wandering around the streets of the old town and visiting the local shops, bars and restaurants that are very welcoming.