In celebration of the first days of Summer, we are pleased to introduce Laura Egea, a Barcelona-based photographer and art director. Coclico is proudly made in Spain so we wanted to pay homage to the Catalan capital by partnering with a local creator with an eye on the best interiors and urban landscapes to enhance our summer collection.
Her work has a dreamy aesthetic with a refined and balanced style. Inspired by architecture and design, with special attention to Catalan Modernism that includes a preference for curved lines, asymmetrical shapes, and natural elements. Laura's eye for details and a warm touch reminds us of the beauty of the Mediterranean landscapes. We are pleased to share some gorgeous imagery she created for us along with a friendly talk about her work, inspiration, and content creation.
How would you describe what you do?
It seems to me a very curious question because, during these last years, many people asked me what I was doing or what my job was. I am not usually very active on social networks, where I only show pictures of my travels, interiors, and works for brands. I worked for 8 years for a Spanish fashion textile company, and I gradually started to take photos and shifted towards communication jobs thanks to my network. I picked up art direction and photography, until I decided to leave my previous job and fully follow the new path. After a year as a freelance, I ended up being part of a very interesting project by a close friend called Rowse Beauty where I am a project manager. On the side, I also manage other projects as an Art Director and Content Creator.
A PASSION FOR ARCHITECTURE
In my photography, I always try to follow the same aesthetic line and add some references to architecture and design. I'm not following a set pattern, I just trying to get comfortable with what I'm photographing.
Architecture is my passion. I don't understand how I didn't end up being an architect! I love looking for books where I find references that I did not know before, I have a special obsession, I previously locate buildings and houses that I like online and then I try to visit them.
A LOOK BACK ON TRAVEL
I could say that traveling is the best way to grow artistically.
Without any doubt, the island of Naoshima and Teshima in Japan were particularly inspiring for my work. The island is an incredible place that combines nature, architecture, and design and there are several contemporary art museums designed by great architects. Spending a few days there was very special, I really would love to go back.
My favorite artist is Jean Cocteau, the architect who inspires me the most Le Corbusier, and a photographer who I identify with is Franco Fontana.
Interview by Francesca Russano