My name is Jordi (pronounced “johrdee”) Saez and Barcelona is the city where I was born and raised. My logo, JRDBCN, is formed by my name without vowels, JRD, and the most common abbreviation of Barcelona, BCN.
As I come from a very humble family I had to search for jobs since an early age in order to help the financial family situation. So, when I was in my twenties I couldn’t think about making a life based on photography, music or any artistic movement and I ended up working for about 25 years in the manufacturing sector, mainly heading the logistics department. Luckily, that turned to be a good way to pay the bills, but my hobbies were my real passions. Music, nature, traveling, etc…and, of course, photography.
About Photography…what can I say? It has always been a passion for me. The camera has been the central element in my life, trying to create good memories in the form of photographs through the years. I found this was my best way to tell the stories about the places I had been, people I’d met, etc… But this passion has been confined to my friends and family circle. Until now that I decided to take a step forward and try to get a balance between passion and work. This way I can be your personal photographer in Barcelona and create good memories for you too.
I have always been self-taught and I remember myself since I was a teenager with very cheap cameras, reading every photographic magazine for technique, watching other photographers work for inspiration and trying to take the best pictures I could at every moment. Using my family and friends as models, buying lots of film rolls (when money made it possible) every time I went trekking, mountaineering, backpacking, etc…and having to wait until back home, get the rolls to the laboratory to be processed and, finally, be able to see the results of my photographic work. Times have changed a lot!
My other great passion is music. Music means everything to me. As Plato said: “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything”. Since I was a kid I always try to dedicate some time of my life to music, listening a record, a song, attending concerts, etc…. I even played drums in a few bands when a was younger. Obviously, I have always tried to take pictures every time it was possible too.
Well, these have been just some words to let you know a little bit about me. There is not really very much to say. I just like to be happy with me and share it with te rest of the world, so, as they say…Live, Laugh, Love.
I’m currently living not so far from Barcelona downtown. Back in 2005 me and my wife decided to put some space between us and the center of the city. Now we live in front of the sea, in a pretty and quiet small village far enough of the big city for having a calmed and relaxed life, but close enough to be in Barcelona in about 45 minutes.