Street photography by Pau Buscató
Originally from Barcelona, Pau Buscató is a photographer actually based in Norway. After studying and working in the architecture field for many years, he finally quit to focus exclusively on his street photography. He is a member of the Burn My Eye international collective since 2017. Pau Buscató went working full-time into Street Photography in 2014 (when he began working in colour) and has since then roamed the streets of Barcelona, Oslo, London or NYC among others, looking for those fleeting events that —for a split second— turn an ordinary scene into something special and unique. Humour, a playful imagination, and witty visual paradoxes are often present in Pau’s work. Wrapped with a clean sense of visual aesthetics, his photographs usually blend real situations with imagined narratives that transform the nature of the actual scene. He intentionally looks for this friction between photographs and truth that allows him to “tell little photographic lies” or made-up stories, infusing his body of work with a touch of absurd realism. All of these pictures are taken from real moments. None of them are staged or set up.
Pau has been awarded at renowned international Street Photography festivals, and his photos have been exhibited around the world and widely published in online and print media. After having had solo exhibitions in Nizhny Tagil (fall 2017), Barcelona (summer 2018) and Oslo (fall 2018), he is currently preparing two more shows in Bordeaux (France) and Rome (Italy) for spring and summer 2019. He’s also taken part in the contest jurying of various international Street Photography festivals (London 2017, Miami 2018 and Rome 2019) and combines his photography making with the teaching of intensive workshops in Barcelona.