‘inTarsi’ promotional stills in Barcelona with Compañía de Circo “eia”

Last month I had the pleasure of teaming up with Compañía de Circo “eia” in Barcelona to create promotional stills for their new contemporary circus show ‘inTarsi’.
I arrived to Barcelona on October 4th and stayed till the 8th.
On the 5th we went around checking out few locations then headed to L’Estruch Fàbrica de Creació in Sabadell, a city an hour drive from BCN, where eia currently have a residency to develop their creation.
I got to know the rest of the guys and took some photos of them training.
The creative team includes circus artists Fabrizio Giannini, Armando Rabanera Muro, Fabio Nicolini, Manel Rosés Moretó and Sarah Sankey on the lighting.

Below you can see the final result of a 2 day shooting in L’Estruch and around Barcelona, including inside the Encants marketplace during its day off.

I used the Canon 5DS R which turned out to be an incredible camera. It’s like the 5D MK III with 50 mega pixel, slightly better noise reduction & quieter. 5fps instead of 6…but who cares, seriously… 50 mega pixel in ISO 4000(!). I found I can easily shoot in 3200 ISO with hardly any visible noise. The noise is starting to be visible only around 4000-5000. It won’t give you the dynamic range or the depth of field the Credo 50 can give you, but you can work around depth of field with different lenses and for the speed and ease of operation – priceless!

Intarsi is the Italian word for ‘Intarsia’ …a form of wood inlaying that is similar to marquetry (Wiki).
I decided to try and capture ideas about different parts making a whole. We have been playing around with this concept.