Who are we?

Two people, in two different countries, with two visions:

Emma is a photographer based in Barcelona (Spain). She recently decided to work a a full time photographer while still working as part time teacher (graduated from English philology) She’s published a photography book and exhibited her work in Barcelona in 2009 and 2010. She’s a passionate of the Literature and Photography from the beginning of the 20th Century, black&white and long afternoons in her favourite teahouse in the gothic quarter in Barcelona. She loves taking portraits and she’s very lucky doing that as her job.

Marta is a photographer based in Turin (Italy). She completed her studies in English Literature, then the world of online marketing, and finally embraced photography. She is a strong passionate of Literature (Jane Austen being her absolute favourite writer of all times), cats, tea, travels, Darren Hayes’ music, and long walks in Nature.

All photographs are copyrighted by Emma Espejo and Marta Favro, unless where specified. Please contact us if you wish to use the photographs.


25 Responses to Who are we?

  1. Sayali says:

    hey… stumbled over your blog from the wordpress page… beautiful photographs.. love em! Will definitely follow your blog… my best wishes for your future work!

  2. I found your blog mentioned on the WordPress.com home page. I think your pictures are wonderful, and I can’t wait to see more!

  3. ksdillon says:

    I lived in Spain for 2 years and Barcelona for 6 months of those. I love your photography! What a skill you have!

  4. melanielovesalligators says:

    I really love the photo in your banner!

  5. Fiona.q says:

    just curious, how you two “work” together? why not a seperated blog for each of you instead of one blog for two?

    • Even if we live in different cities and countries, we work together thanks to the Internet, with emails, instant messaging, skype… whatever the web has to offer us (and yes, we occasionally meet each other in person too!). We also do have our separate blogs and websites (you can see the links on the “Personal Projects” menu on the right bar of this blog). The Lonely Walkers project began in 2010 as a photographic one aiming at portraying the cities we live in, show the differences but also the similarities. During time it has evolved into this blog, where we talk about photography on a more extended level, and giving voice to other photographers and occasional collaborators as well (just check out the “Project” page ;) ).

  6. Jody and Ken says:

    Nice work, Marta and Emma. Congratulations on Freshly Pressed! I love b&w, especially street photography. I’m curious about public attitudes in your countries regarding street photography. Did any of the people in your photos (I’m thinking of the three ladies walking together or the meditative older woman behind the cafe window) know they were being photographed? On my last visit to Italy I was photographing a park scene that happened to include some children at play. Several passersby informed me that this was definitely NOT appropriate and, in fact, against the law in Italy, where I needed explicit permission from the children’s parents (the kids were not the subject of the shot)–and in Washington recently I took a time lapse photograph of an intersection and a woman who happened to be crossing the street came up to me and demanded that I delete the photo because it included (blurry and unrecognizable) her striding figure. Anyway, great photos. I’ll sign up.

    Ken
    http://www.thegarumfactory.net

    • Marta Favro says:

      Hi Ken, I can explain you a bit about the law in Italy. It is true, the law here is very strict regarding photographing people in public places. You always need to have an explicit authorization from the people you want to photograph, and if you want to publish you photo (on magazines, on the web…) you must have a written document declaring that you have the permission signed by the subjects of your photos. For the case of children, the law requires you to have their parents’s authorization. The only case in which a person can be photographed without autorization is when it is not recognizable in your picture, or when it is during public events (for examples concerts, fairs, etc.). For this reason I don’t normally shoot at people, and tend to include them only if silhouettes or out of focus in order to avoid any kind of problems both with them and with the law. Hope this have helped! Thanks a lot for commenting and sharing your experience with us!

    • Emma Espejo says:

      Hello Ken! The laws in Spain are very similar to those which Marta very well explained and I was not used to take photographs of people because of fear and, basically, because I was shy. Little by little I learnt it’s not that big deal if you take care of a few details. Some of the photographs you saw on the blog post were taken in England and, as I was told, the law is pretty different there. The thing is that you can take a photograph (there) if you’re not showing the person in a “critical” position… like getting out of a hospital, a sex-shop, police station, etc. My conclusion (which works with my photographic style) is: don’t take photographs of people looking funny or in a way they may not like. I simply don’t want that for my photography. As a wedding photographer I can tell you there’s kind of a black gap in law between the person’s rights an the author’s right. If anyone sees a photograph taken by me and they don’t want it public they can drop a line and I’ll remove it, no problem about that. But since photography is an Art, and I’m sure some people would love to know they are part of a beautiful photograph, they wouldn’t mind. So, to keep it simple, keep it nice and respectful.
      Regarding kids, personally, I don’t like taking photographs of kids on the street if you can see very well how they are, physically and their faces. Even for my personal photography… I remember I took some photographs of a kid in Dublin… he was walking like in first steps hanging from his daddy’s hand in a park, it was such a sweet scene I felt like taking a photograph and I did… with a very wide aperture and focusing on an object that was closer to me so I got just a silhouette of a little boy and his daddy.
      Thank you very much for your comment!!

  7. I just discovered your blog! Great photos and nice collaboration!
    I am now a “follower” and look forward to seeing more photos!

  8. What a lovely idea, to combine the work of two photographers who live in different cities on one blog! I’ve only just discovered you girls and am enjoying what I see.

    A seguir así de estupendas chicas!

    Saludos, desde Barna…

  9. Philippa says:

    I just found your blog by happy accident. Your pictures are beautiful – sometimes melancholy, sometimes meditative. Thank you for sharing your work and your thoughts. Philippa, in London.

  10. I’ve just recently discovered your beautiful photographs through the Freshly Pressed section. I’m not a photographer by any means, but I do so enjoy yours. I’ve just become your most recent follower!

  11. Hi, I just came accross your blog too. I love photographs and am trying to do a similar blog for the St Andrews and East Neuk coastline area of Fife in Scotland. Please take a look and see what wonderful scenery we have here – and why so many keep returning. http://standrewsandeastneuk.wordpress.com
    I will now follow your blog as I am very interested to see your photography>

  12. ekhaugli says:

    Your blog caught my attention on the FP page because of the winter scenes. I live in Nordkapp, Norway, and have been having a wonderful time taking photos of the ice, snow, wind, etc. And the light is amazing this time of year. I think both of you are very talented and wish you the best as you follow your creative dreams.

  13. Joe says:

    Great idea for a blog and congrats on FP!!
    I love how you two compose your shots; the emotion really comes through the composition, and that’s the difference between pictures that are looked at, and pictures that are stared at. ;)

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  15. I’ve just been directed to your blog by a post by Celiag at Thekitchensgarden blog and I’m so glad to find it. What a wonderful idea to have this dialogue and collaboration between the two of you. I’ll be following it with a lot of interest from now on.

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  19. Hi there! I’ve nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award!!!

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    Thanks for making the blogosphere a beautiful place to live. :)

  20. And, because this blog offers so much,

    I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award as well. . .

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    :)

  21. Miss your blogs… still wishing you happy and fulfilling times! Be save. Allyson

    • Emma Espejo says:

      Hi Allyson!! Thanks for your words!!! It made us very happy to read them! We’re fine, living and working, doing lots of things. Hope we can go back on track soon!! Wishing you all the best! :)

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