XV Valencia Fashion Week: 2013

Valencia has a fashion show that began with a huge boost when major events were regional government policy but, with the economic cutbacks, it has been losing a lot of thrust. Currently the concept is rethought to survive the crisis and having a a low budget  profile while promoting less known designers. The location seems to be permanently (kind of , you know) in the Agora of the City of Sciences Valencia.

The catwalk had, in previous years, names like Hannibal Laguna, Ion Fiz and the organizer, Alex Vidal, and there were discovered some designers that after dramatically projected: Maya Hansen and Juan Vidal, for example. There were also shining moments with the presence of Assaad Awad, Fidel David or Higinio Mateu.

XV Valencia Fashion Week by Archerphoto

XV Valencia Fashion Week

Currently, the , Valencia Fashion Week live on less glamorous but interesting moments: Alejandro Resta, Siemprevivas or Anillarte are outstanding values ​​right now, although it is expected that the level of the newcomers is adequate .

Here are some galleries of this edition of the Valencia Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014.

Alejandro Resta

Alejandro Resta - Archerphoto, fashion photographer Spain

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Juana Martín

Juana Martín - Archerphoto. professional photographer Spain

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Esther Noriega

XV Valencia Fashion Week

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María Cózar Couture

María Cozar backstage - Archerphoto, professional fashion photographer

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Valencia Fashion Week 2013 desfile Siemprevivas

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Patricia Adam

Patricia Adam - Archerphoto, professional fashion photographer Valencia Spain

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Guillermo del Mar

Valencia Fashion Week Guillermo del Mar

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Violeta en Anillarte, Valencia Fashion Week Primavera Verano 2014

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Javier y Javier

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Lucía Botella para Pepe Botella

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You can find the pictures from this edition- and also from former editions- on my Flickr page (http://www.flickr.com/photos/archerphoto) if you have an account on that network and you want to follow me in a regular way. I am Sergi Albir, professional photographer. If you want fashion pictures, or you want to improve your portfolio, please contact me sergi@archerphoto.eu

Julio Portet, personal trainer

Julio Portet is a known bodybuilder in Spain. He’s been Spanish Champion and he’s been also a world contestant who has been in competition since 1994. That’s quite impressive if you just think he was just 17 years-old. Julio is a really strong competitor, but he’s also a successful trainer: his team has been getting on the podium during years. As a commercial  photographer I’ve known some members of his team and I’ve watched him in competition and exhibitions.  He doesn’t just train athletes for competition: Julio Portet is also a personal trainer who brings out the best of each person who prepares. His latest achievement, 6th in Mr. Olympia, N.A.C., in 2013. His biggest one: 2nd in Mr.Universe NABBA 2008 in Cancun, Mexico.

Julio Portet, personal trainer
Julio Portet

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He is also a great goldsmith, specialized in traditional Valencia crafts, in brass, silver and other materials. As long as we’ve been friends for some years, I’ve got lots of pictures of him, even from his closest family and friends. Most of the pics are in stock. Perhaps some day I’ll show them, but at this moment, here there’s some pics of this versatile man in his sports side: as a personal trainer and some promotional pictures of Julio in the gym .

His website is only available in Spanish: http://www.portet-team.com/ but you can see some of my photos there.

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Valencia Dreamhack 2013

Valencia Dreamhack 2013

My first time in Dreamhack is a LAN party with focus in gaming. Valencia (Spain, UE) has had its second edition with 20,000 people, about three times the number of participants last year. 500 professional players and about 40,000 € in prizes. And popular casters such as Shaun ‘Apollo’ Clark and Dan ‘Artosis’ Stemkoski.

There’s been competitions in Starcraft II, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, Counter Strike Global Offensive and Dota 2, you can check results here. http://www.dreamhack.es/news/dreamhack-valencia12-esports-resultados/

Dreamhack -world’s largest computer festival, apparently- is replacing, somehow, the Campus Party events, but the interest of the gaming is undoubtedly less than all the science, design and entertainment Campus Party offered. Valencia had Campus Party for 15 years, so people in the city is very familiar with LAN parties and similar, but the limited gaming experience lacks of the most valuable innovation and thinking that Campus had. The event is placed in Valencia Fair, the same where Campus was during years.

As a matter of fact, there hasn’t been a very wide reportage: I was recording some video for a website, so I had very little time for shooting photos. However, here it is the result.


Dreamhack 2013 by Archerphoto
Dreamhack 2013 by Archerphoto


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Almost sunset, by Archerphoto
Almost sunset, by Archerphoto

I am not a specialist in landscapes. But sometimes I can’t help to shoot some of them. I suppose it’s most common reaction when you have a camera in hands and feel compelled to capture the moment. I am just a commercial photographer, I don’t feel like an artist, but eventually the situation is claiming for a picture. So, there I am, having lots of time working just for having the pic. And I don’t even print them! The big pic was shot in Xativa, Valencia, Spain, while I was walking down a mountain.
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If you prefer taking a look to the same gallery in Flickr, https://secure.flickr.com/photos/archerphoto/sets/72157633098999305/



Mercado de Colón, Valencia

Valencia is my home town and it’s where I live now. Sun, beach, colorful place and funny people. On the other hand we’ve got some issues with our politicians but, then again, who hasn’t?

Valencia is a 800,000 inhabitants  city on the shore of Mediterranean Sea. If you include the metropolitan area you can count about 1,300,000. Mostly flat, as long as an important part of the area was desecated from a lagoon, the Albufera de Valencia. The Albufera is partially wet and it’s the only protected natural space in a capital in a UE city. Or I read that some time ago.

Mercado de Colón, Valencia by Archerphoto, professional photographer in Spain
Mercado de Colón, Valencia by Archerphoto, professional photographer in Spain

Valencia is very famous for the Fallas, giant monuments made of cardboard and wood that are exposed in the street during less than 1o days.  After that they are burnt  in March 19th, Saint Joseph. It’s kind a way of a good-bye to the winter. The festivities are popular, but you can find a growing social pressure against it. Lots of problems with traffic and the constant fireworks and explosions happening. People hurt by fireworks, wasted money, social discussions. Yeah, I’m one of the people who disagrees with the festivities, I’m not trying to be impartial.

Architecture in Valencia

The cultural inheritage is really important. Valencia was a kingdom some centuries ago and was integrated in Aragon Crown and after that in Spain. Palaces, religious and civil buildings are very important, and also contemporary architecture. Most important civil Gothic building in the world, Silk Exchange, is inside Valencia.

There is also a cathedral, important baroque palaces (Marqués de Dos Aguas). Architecture in Valencia is  really interesting. As a commercial photographer in Spain, when I have some time I love to shoot those buildings.


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