We can’t tell you how much we were looking forward to returning to FESTiFOTO 2021.
After such a long, hard year for everyone, we’ve needed a weekend where we could get back to enjoying, even with restrictions, the pleasures of light painting and our friends in the light painting community.
From our perspective, our FESTiFOTO 2021 journey started on Thursday afternoon.
After leaving Madrid and passing through Albacete to pick up Iris Cebrian, we arrived at the hotel where we were all staying.
At that point the excitement really started to build…
some greetings with elbows…
some hugs with masks…
We had all been so looking forward to seeing each other again!
Of course, and as expected, the conversations and laughter between everyone that night laster longer than expected and before we knew it, it was time to go and get our strength back.
We had an intense day ahead of us the following morning, and with the lack of sleep, even litters of coffee can’t work miracles, so a strategic withdrawal to bed was called for.
After that, it was time for us to collect our accreditations and get all our products ready.
Then we were off to visit the exhibition of photographs from the conference speakers – which this year was held on large panels in the street, so that everyone could enjoy the artworks.
His talk was a source of inspiration for many of us, including little Aran Calero, who went out that very night, together with his father Carles (and other artists) to try out some of his ideas.
After his talk, the members of AFCA had kindly prepared a snack breakfast for everyone, with pastries and chocolate napolitanas that we could partake during the break between conferences so that we could continue the day full of energy
Talk finished – it was time for lunch!
We met in a restaurant, ate a fantastic menú and, after a Delicious “cremaet” (Valencian speciality alcoholic coffee) to get our energy back we continued with the talks.
Finally, at the end of the day, some of the speakers were able to take some photos of the models, taking advantage of the incredible styling and make up which had been prepared – what a great way to end FESTiFOTO 2021!
After all the excitement, it was time to eat and enjoy a few beers with our Friends.
We can’t wait for next FestiFoto 2022
¡We already miss you!