This September is the opening of the photographic exhibition entitled Omaní at the Vital Foundation of Vitoria-Gasteiz. Through the work on display, the monographic exhibition’s author, photographer Mikel Blasco, has aimed to show the customs and ways of life of the Sultanate of Oman.
Despite his youth, Blasco has spent long periods outside of the Basque Country, capturing fragments of different realities and using the portrait as a bridge between cultures. One of the countries where he has spent most time is Mexico. His work as a photographer and video editor for the Cultural Office of Spain in Mexico City, which depends on the Spanish Embassy in Mexico, has allowed him to have full immersion in the country’s everyday life. Soon he began to collaborate with architecture magazines such as Arquine, giving free rein to one of his great passions: interior photography.
After returning to the Basque Country, Blasco continued photographing interiors for builders like San Sebastian Housing, without breaking his ties completely with Mexico. For this March, for example, he has been commissioned to make a video on Mextrópoli, the Architecture and City Festival held annually in Mexico City.
Another of Blasco’s great passions are festivals and concerts, to which he devotes increasingly more time. He has worked for the San Sebastian International Film Festival and has done photo shoots for Mexican groups touring Spain and Spanish groups performing concerts in Mexico. For some of those groups, he has even directed video clips.
Today, Blasco divides his time between his signature, original photography and the more commercial facet of his trade: doing corporate videos. Likewise, he continues to collaborate on documentaries and short films. His multifaceted talent allows him to tackle varied projects of great interest, thus bringing his unique approach to reality to the world.