Joan Pla

Barcelona, 1941

Joan began to take photographs at the age of sixteen, working in black-and-white and developing his images in an improvised home darkroom. After graduating as an engineer, he devoted himself to business until 1996, when he decided to take up photography again. Largely self-taught in the discipline, he has learned from books and magazines, complemented by workshops and specialized courses. He lives and works in Barcelona and L’Empordà, where he does exclusively artistic photography destined for private collections, along with interior decoration and design.

Joan uses photography as medium of artistic expression, cultivating different styles and exploring various genres, and has produced an extensive body of work, from landscapes to abstractions, through which the viewer’s full range of sensations is awakened.