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“Photography reminds me about who I am and why I am here on this earth and on this journey” Ardeshir Lessan

Ardeshir defines himself as an engineer by training, an artist by instinct and a loving single dad. Such combination of, apparently, very different features could seem even contradictory but, in fact, gives us a full perspective of his passion: photography. It started when he was a child in his hometown, Teheran and has always been there as an inner voice. You can definitely feel his cultural heritage and his life’s experiences through his pictures. Ardeshir, with his camera, shoots stories, not just moments. All his pictures have a story behind which he shares in a very personal way. We invite you to see London and Barcelona through his eyes. Don’t miss out his website to find out more about him and his love story with photography (www.lessanphotography.com).

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“I love helping people to achieve their dreams” Ramona da Gama

Ramona is a perfect reflection of London: passionate about the city, multifaceted, cosmopolitan and with an impressive background. She is the founder and runs three different businesses: a media sales consultancy, a Kensington-based jazz club and an strategy growth coacher who helps SMEs accelerate growth, entrepreneurs move from employment to starting their own businesses and large corporations increase their value through sustainability, employee engagement initiatives and change management. We have enjoyed a lovely walk through one of her favourite parks: Holland Park, an oasis in the middle of Kensington neighbourhood, full of charming corners. As a lover of a good conversation, it has been an real pleasure to share talk and coffee with her. Thank you Ramona!

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“Being in London means that we have some of the most talented minds in the world” Paul Barwick

Conocer Londres a través de su gente es una aventura realmente fascinante. Si, además, en el camino te encuentras con personas como Paul, la experiencia resulta doblemente gratificante. Un “londoner” testigo único de los cambios que ha vivido la ciudad, tanto desde su perspectiva profesional como personal. En especial, gran conocedor de la zona de Shoreditch. Trabaja en un o de los sectores más punteros y clave del momento actual: Como Client Services Director en el area Digital de RMA Consulting – an NTT Data Company, una multinacional líder con proyectos innovadores y creativos de primer nivel y ha sido testigo de cómo la innovación tecnológica y la creatividad han interactuado positivamente en Londres. En el terreno personal, Paul es culto, encantador y el paradigma de “gentleman”. Hemos compartido charla muy cerca de Liverpool street, un lugar de contrastes que mezcla tradición con modernidad, combinando arquitectura del S.XVI con los más modernos edificios de oficinas. Pasaríamos horas hablando contigo Paul!

 

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“When women progress, the whole of society progresses” Mar Gaya

Mar Gaya, psychologist and HR professional, is an expert in the integration of equality between women and men in professional, social and economic areas. For a decade she has been working on a personal mission which is contributing to make visible women’s talent and encouraging companies to convert this into business value. Her determination and perseverance still makes her dream of a more fair and equitable world.

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“London has enabled me to be who I really am” Lella Russo

Lella Russo es una artista que crea, a partir de materiales naturales, piezas únicas y evocadoras que transmiten emociones, movimiento y vida. Las manos de Lella son capaces de transformar aquello que la naturaleza proporciona en belleza y emoción. La hemos visitado en su estudio en Putney y hemos tenido el privilegio de verla trabajar. Gracias por dejarnos ser testigos de tu creatividad!

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“I love team work. Thinking, talking, discussing. Having ideas and sharing them” Marta Feduchi

We met with Marta Feduchi, one of the authoritative voices in design, photography and interior design in Barcelona through her communication company Localcuatro. Her deep knowledge of the city from a cultural and creative point of view, makes her, without any doubt, a perfect example of what living and feeling Barcelona means. Thank you Marta!

Picture by Guillem Ferran

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“Painting is like having a deep conversation without words” Bobbie Russon

 

Bobbie Russon es una artista londinense con estudio en Barnes, un bonito lugar en la orilla sur del Támesis en el sudoeste de Londres. Su obra representa escenas que son una mezcla de delicadeza y una inquietante timidez. Hemos tenido el placer y el privilegio de compartir un rato con ella, acompañad@s de un buen cafe y una conversación interesante. Gracias Bobbie!

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