For this edition of Urban Snaps, we share the beautiful image of the Galerie Bortier in the centre of Brussels. The photo was taken by Chano Sanchez (instagram @chano_sanchez_) with a powerful message – “Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” by Albert Einstein. Below we share the interesting story on how this image was made 🙂
During our last trips I have always tried to photograph interiors of buildings, sometimes to give a personal touch I try to use my wife in the composition to get a more interesting image.
In Brussels I had marked in red a bookshop located in the beautiful Bortier Gallery, a building built in the mid-nineteenth century that fortunately continues to host some art businesses.
When we got there the thermometer indicated about 40 degrees and I thought that inside the gallery we would be safe from the heat wave. However, the ceiling glass turned the place into a kind of sauna with a smell of old books. After waiting a few minutes for some clients to leave, my muse patiently agreed to pose for me despite the stifling heat. Luckily I got the image I was looking for quite quickly.
With certain uncomfortable conditions it can be very tempting to give up and not take a picture, but we should not look for excuses to create and we should always try it. On this occasion, my creativity was contagious enough to convince the model that we could not miss the opportunity to create something together in this beautiful place.
Photo and story by Chano Sanchez Erdozain – travel and landscape photographer with a passion for capturing and sharing images of the most wonderful places in the world.