Jordi Bernadó (Lleida, 1966) is a photographer based on Barcelona letters.
He studied architecture at the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) and was a member of the editorial team of the Quaderns d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme magazine of the Official College of Architects of Catalonia (COAC) from 1990 to 1999. His photographic work is linked to architecture and travel, two basic constants in his creative career. In this sense, Bernadó has declared that he came to photography by chance, since this discipline serves as a means to better decode, define and understand architecture, urban planning and the relationships between the elements captured in each image. However, his photographs incorporate large doses of narrative, contrasts and irony, seeking to surprise the viewer.
His interest in landscaping has led him to work with the panoramic horizontal format, common within the tradition of the pictorial landscape, but which in Bernadó’s work extends to break the harmony, showing a clear influence of cinematographic language. These large format images are taken from a completely frontal point of view, offering a calm and objective visual language, where the staging is secondary. In many cases, his photographs are presented in contrasting pairs so that the viewer can discover a third image from the relationship between the first two.