My last name is Ortiz but a s you know in Spain we have two last names and Ortiz is a quite common one so I use both as we do in Spain (Blanca Ortiz de Pablo) and you can find me as @depablette on Facebook and on Instagram. I am from Barcelona, but I live in Luxembourg. After 17 years working at one of the European Institutions as IT Engineer, I am about to go on early retirement from my IT job and dedicate fully to my passions, among others: photography and attending live music performances.
I love live music performances and some years ago I started photographing the concerts I attended as a hobby, from the audience not from the photo pit, as amateur. My intention is always to capture the way the audience feels about the performance, the spirit of it, as I perceived it. I heavily process photos to recreate this image I have in my head. I usually take pictures, not video, and always trying not to be disruptive with the rest of the concert goers or the performers. When I am attending as general public I do not use a professional camera but a good quality compact one (Ricoh GRIII) or a mirrorless (Panasonic GX9). After some years of practicing concert photography I have developed my skills and a personal style of shooting. If you find my work interesting I can also work as professional in the photo pit and shoot with my professional-level cameras (Pentax).