A week with Against The Waves

Documentary of my week working with Against The Waves in Madrid.

The last week I've traveled from Barcelona to Madrid to work on 2 shows: One on Friday where they were playing bands like Oceans Ate Alaska, Our Hollow Our Home during their Spanish tour dates. And Saturday on a 3 day mini-festival taking place in one of the most iconic centric venue of Madrid called Wurlitzer Ballroom.

On Saturday I've reunited with Against The Waves for the first time in person. I've shoot them on January for the first time when they were on tour with While She Sleeps and Rolo Tomassi, and since that day we started talking each other and started to plan about working together in future Festivals, shows and tours and this day arrived on Saturday, finally meeting with them.

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A shoot I've made of Against The Waves inside the venue (Wurlitzer Ballroom).

Soundcheck time and preparing instruments for the show. Needless to say that were some funny moments.

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Later on during the soundcheck I've catched Jesus taking a fast sip just in the moment we finished soundchecking.

Jorge and Jesus in the backstage looking for their guitar cases, it was a complete mess that day the backstage, 3 bands and a tiny backstage room.

 Against The Waves merchandising. I love the fact that they have some of the coolest designs you can find actually!

Against The Waves merchandising. I love the fact that they have some of the coolest designs you can find actually!

 Here a photo with the organizers of the Majuelo Fest, a great pleasure to meet Ramiro and Antonio. 

Here a photo with the organizers of the Majuelo Fest, a great pleasure to meet Ramiro and Antonio. 

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Against The Waves discussing some details before the show started.

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Shooted this literally one minute before them jumping on stage and destroying the venue.

Against The Waves destroying the venue and killing it! Always a big pleasure and inspiration to see them play live, they make you FEEL the music. This was also the first show for Alberto (drummer) and Jorge (guitarist) as new members of Against The Waves and they nailed it!!

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Photo finish of the show. It can be appreciated in the smiles on their faces that the show was a great one. They sounded huge and energetic!


 One of the days I've stayed in Dani's house we went with an electric car through the center of Madrid. I love this initiatives of the growing fleet of electric cars that let you move into the city really fast.

One of the days I've stayed in Dani's house we went with an electric car through the center of Madrid. I love this initiatives of the growing fleet of electric cars that let you move into the city really fast.

 We've done a gastronomic route these days in Madrid, during the last weeks I've been changing my eating habits to a healthier ones, the transition to vegetarianism is doing it's way.

We've done a gastronomic route these days in Madrid, during the last weeks I've been changing my eating habits to a healthier ones, the transition to vegetarianism is doing it's way.

 And with my friend Andrés we visited some expositions in Madrid, this photo was taken at the "Players" Exposition organized by the Magnum Photography Agency.

And with my friend Andrés we visited some expositions in Madrid, this photo was taken at the "Players" Exposition organized by the Magnum Photography Agency.

 Even one day we ate Salmorejo with Patatas Bravas.  

Even one day we ate Salmorejo with Patatas Bravas.  

Some days after the show we decided to go and shoot some promo photos in the center of Madrid, we visited some nice places that day.

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Here comes a of vertical photo while directing them to pose for the shooting. We decided to shoot in this place for the ambient and lights that came at the afternoon. This was exactly what we were looking for this shooting. We've got loads of funny moments as you can see in the next photos!

A serie of individual portraits I've shoot in a cool wall, loving the UK tones vibes on this ones.

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Dani, Jesus and Jorge having fun taking a look at the photos, it's always a good idea to bring with you a second camera to capture magic moments like this.

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Another funny one of the BTS shoots.

 One of the things I love about photography is capturing pearls like this one! Shout out to Mike & Jesus for making memorable moments like this one.

One of the things I love about photography is capturing pearls like this one! Shout out to Mike & Jesus for making memorable moments like this one.

 The promo photo we took at some cool stairs.

The promo photo we took at some cool stairs.

 A photo of Guille when we finished doing all the photos, we went to one of the most amazing places of Madrid that day, from that place you can see all the skyline of the center of the city and also the sunset which was amazing that day.

A photo of Guille when we finished doing all the photos, we went to one of the most amazing places of Madrid that day, from that place you can see all the skyline of the center of the city and also the sunset which was amazing that day.

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 Mike, Guille and Alberto seeing Gran Via full of people and all the skyline of Madrid, this place was mental and pretty chill.

Mike, Guille and Alberto seeing Gran Via full of people and all the skyline of Madrid, this place was mental and pretty chill.

With this last photo I finish this blog entry of this week with Against The Waves, I want to thank them all for opening the door for me and letting me be with them and also having the opportunity to know each other a lot better. I have returned home really happy, and learned a lot of new things, they are not only the nicest people you can find, they are also 1st class artists and creative people.

 

Next stop with them comes in July at the Resurrection Fest!

Here you can see Against The Waves latest music video!