Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I'd been wanting to try free hand spray painting for a long time, so when I heard about this abandoned water park near Barcelona and came up with a really simple idea at the same time, I jumped on it. Free hand is hard. I would need a lot of practice to get any good at it. Paint brushes are looking pretty good about now. I was too embarrassed to take any close up pictures but in retrospect I regret it now.

Making Of Time Lapse:

¡Panic! from shouldercat on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


I was lucky enough to know out about the best, most entertaining night of Carnival in all of Cataluyna. In a small town called Torello, 86km from Barcelona, they have a unique night of Carnival where all the guys from the surrounding area dress up as girls. It's called Senyoretes. Spanish guys love dressing up as girls, so it was good. Really good.

(Disclaimer: I fucked up the photos, they're out of focus and overexposed but I know why.)

Senyoretes from shouldercat on Vimeo.

Also, I got posted on the Vice Spain blog:

Friday, March 4, 2011


Catalan people are take extreme pride not only in their nation and language, but also in their innovativeness. In the arsenal of Catalan inventions we have Chupa Chup lollipops, bread with tomato (smeared squashed tomato, not to be mistaken with sliced tomatoes), Castelles (many stories high human pyramids where the smallest person risks their life at the top), and an oil dispenser that prevents oil from dripping on the table. At this time of year the pride and joy of most Catalanes are invested into a little onion called the calçot. It’s special because some Catalan person a long time ago figured out that if you keep on burying the tip of the onion that pokes out of the dirt the onion gets longer and longer, and bam, the calçot was born. So of course, every year this is celebrated in the spring when the calcots are harvested with a calçotada: a big lunch party where you burn the onions to a crisp on the BBQ, get your hands dirty, dip them a sauce and then deep throat them. Any socially accepted excuse to eat with your fingers is usually a good time, especially when you get to slap onions around. This nice old lady here was kind enough to give me a demonstration:
Step 1: Peel

Step 2: Dip

Step 3: Swallow