Blanca Galindo David Simon Martret
Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
David Simon Martret studied philosophy at UB and photography at IEFC. Blanca obtained her Media degree at UAB and University of California SB, expanding her photo studies at IDEP and Cienojos's Invernadero Grant. They work together as Leafhopper and currently live between Spain and Asia, combining commercial assignments and personal projects. They explore human adaptation in controversial politico-social
environments, creating critical and self-reflexive documents. Particularly interested in exploring the concept of identity in marginal contexts, their work has appeared in media such as VICE, Playground or JUICE. Their work has also been exhibited at festivals such as Encontros da Imagem, PhotoIreland, Obscura Photofestival or Visa pour l'image OFF. Their recent project on a gay and transgender nightclub, operating on the fringes of the law in Kuala Lumpur, was selected as part of Photoespaña's Descubrimientos 15, and was subsequently picked up by the Institute Artist Stories agency.
PRINT & ONLINE ARTICLES
2015 - Blue Boy KL featured in VICE Spain.
2015 - Trunyan for PlayGround Magazine.
2015 - Elvis in Malaysia for PlayGround Magazine.
2015 - Ganja in Malaysia for Cáñamo nº206.
2014 - Blue Boy Club featured in Darwin Magazine.
2014 - Death Penalty for Drugs in Singapore for in Iltalenti Finland.
2014 - Sisters in Islam Malaysia for in Iltalenti Finland.
2014 - A Junk Love featured in Darwin Magazine.
2013 - Viviendo en la sombra del Templo for VICE SPAIN.
2013 - A Junk Love featured in Lamono Magazine nº92.
2013 - Krokodil “Droga y pesadilla en el Cáucaso” for Cáñamo nº192
2013 - A Junk Love featured in Positive Magazine nº12.
2015 - Selected in Descubrimientos Photo España / Spain, 2015 - Selected in Fantástico Hombre Nº F, 2014 - Festival Encontros da Imagem de Braga , 2014 - Selected in PhotoIreland Portfolio , 2013 - Finalist in KL Photoawards 2013, 2013 - Pa-ta-ta Festival 2013, 2011 - Pati de la Llotja - Emergent de Lleida
- Still life
- Video capture
- Video editing