Keeping it simple

It seems that we live in a world where we are never happy with what we have. Looks like we are in a constant search of something better, in both, objects and persons. I´m not against improvement, but I belive that most of us just focus on what is not working around instead of taking the time to think what is not working inside us. 

It´s exactly the same with social connections. We are connected with everyone, but at the same time we feel more alone than ever. We try to find the perfect partner and the best friends just by matching everything, tastes, moods, and thoughts and we get scared with some pretty diferences that would make everyhting more real and beautiful. We get tired of our people easily and we look for changes, changes that go in the same way in a never ending loop. Instead of solving problems, we always go for a change trying to leave problems behind. We drop many people around the way who care about us. But who cares? Someone new will come.

My beloved sierra, summer breeze and sunset

My beloved sierra, summer breeze and sunset

Everytime I travel to places with little villages and humble people. I see people there living way more happily than most of the people who have "everything" in more developed places or cities. Yeah maybe they don´t have, the last smartphone, a ton of latest fashion clothes or that essential Netflix suscription but I see them happy with their life and grateful with what they have. Their animals, their family and a beautiful house to live in, usually surrounded by a nice landscape to look at, a huge space outside to think about life, and a nice bar or space to connect with their neighbours. 

I´m not a big fan of big cities but I live in one. Nevertheless I find happiness in any tiny village, specially in mine. I find happiness in the mountians, and those who really know me can assure this. And I find happiness in the most simple parts of life. A sunny day, a long hike, good food, some contact with animals, some sport or just watching a sunset can draw a huge smile in my face for hours. 

In my honest opinion I think most of us need to think more about ourselves in quiet places and without that annoying phone notifications. We need to find happiness before trying to show how "happy" we are to the world. We need to stop ignoring our thoughts just by scrolling down a screen all the time we feel "bored". We need to talk more, live more in the real world, and love more those who would cross the world for us. Because maybe there are millions of people out there, but you will never get to meet them all.

Keep life simple and enjoy it more. 

Silence and calm - Photo: Carlos Mejino

Silence and calm - Photo: Carlos Mejino

Experimenting the DarkSide

In November of the recently past year Pavi called me to do a quick trip to one of the most mistic places for Bouldering in Spain, Hoya Moros. The plan was to arrive to that spot over 2.000 meters high in the Central System, climb some boulders, spend the night there and coming back the next day after a full day of bouldering. 

Without doubt I said "Yes, Why not?". So couple of weeks later we were on our way to the beautiful town of Bejar in Salamanca, in the more than used Belmez Face van ready for an intense 24 hours trip. 

After doing all the shopping needed for spending all those hours up there we started climbing up that mountain with our full backpacks and the company of a marvelous sun in a stable day. 

After what seemed like a long hike we started to arrive to a kind of plateau were the terrain started to get flat and grassy and the black walls of "Los Hermanitos" showed us the way to "La Hoya" 

The landscape was something in between a desert and an alpine place and the distance was difficult to calculate due to tireness and those huge rocks everywhere. Simply amazing. 

After a quick recovery and some food Pavi got ready to hit his project. An 8A problem that could be the first one in his life. Conditions were perfect, everything was on shadow, the silence was extreme and we were alone up there. I got ready to document all that and went a bit away to let Pavi focus on his bussines. And after 3 or 4 hits well rested in between he made it. He just sent his first fucking 8A in the most beautiful way I have ever seen. Step by step he did each move in the perfect way without doubts folowed by a deep breath that in that silence could be heard from far. In that moment I felt so proud of him and also proud of myself for being able to be the only witness of all that.

Pavi sending his first 8A (Uandrea Sit)

Pavi sending his first 8A (Uandrea Sit)

We spent the rest of the evening in a more relaxed way hitting some problems and shooting till night came in. We got a long but not extrem cold night surrounded by giant granite blocks and a starry sky only disrrupted by the imposing shadow of "Los Hermanitos" 


The day came out pretty late was almost 10 am and we couldn´t even see the sun over the rocky mountains around. But being in the North face of the mountain and almost in winter that wasn´t  a surprise. And for bouldering that means perfect conditions, dry and cold all day long. 

It was like all the Belmez Face philosophy about the DarkSide was there, where we were. In that place full of immense rocks covered with a green patina, all inmerse in the shadow produced by those enormous peaks that hidden La Hoya from all the winter sun. Making it unforgottable.

Passion is out there


Last week during my trip to Malaga with my friend Cubino, Sergio took us to the awesome dirt jump zone of El Cable in Marbella.


Surrounded by Golf fields, and inside of an Eucalyptus forest the jumps there are just perfect. Everything there is perfectly shaped and once you are there, you feel like in one of that bike films full of pro riders. Was the first time i was in such an awesome place.

We were shooting with all the riders there some of them pros some others not. We spent the whole evening trying to catch every jump they were doing

I was mostly interested in the action in the beginning but after some time there i started to think about everything that was happening around me. Pros and locals together sharing tips and riding together, everyone helping each other, some others filming their friends, and also everyone cheering up in every trick landed.

Sergio Layos - 360 nose dive

Sergio Layos - 360 nose dive

It´s awesome to observe how sometimes the friendship and the good vibes are flowing around. How who you are, is not more important than how you are. It´s awesome to see that spirit of community in action, and feel how you are part of it in that moment.

I loved to see that guys putting passion in what they believe, building that jumps, taking care of them and sharing the place.

Hope to go back soon. .

Shooting for: Endless

When Hugo told me about his idea of starting a cycling kits brand i got really impressed. It's not easy to start a business from zero as he wanted to. He showed me all the info and all the designs he was doing for some time ago and the only thing that came to my head was , "I want to be in there" . He offered me to start shooting the first line of cycling kits and i couldn't be more happy about that.


What make this really magical is how involved I am in this project. I´m really doing this just to help a friend and see how his project grows up .At the same time for me this is an opportunity to shoot cycling in another way, thinking about it like fashion and not like a sport. I´m happy to see how in each session i'm improving and feeling more comfortable with all this and that´s the biggest motivation i can have.

Hope you liked the shots! 


From the streets to the Mud

We usually ride bikes in the streets, as our main way of transportation, and our main way of enjoying on weekends with friends. Fixed gear bikes, some square in the center, rides from point A to point B as fast as we can between traffic with some beers in between.

This year many of us get into Cyclocross, some are racing some are not. But we definetly love to ride together and enjoy every minute of the ride. 

For us riding in general is not about, training super hard, or about being the fastest. Is about friends, locations and experiences, If is not fun it doesn't worth.

We put all our skills together to shred the muddy trails, to jump over the bumps, and kill those berms in the route.

That´s what we love.

The North Trip - Part 1

Trips usually are planned some weeks or months before. The place to go, where to sleep, what to do there, what to take...and more of this kind of questions should be solved before going to the place chosen.
But sometimes trips come spontaneously, A call from a friend. - Ey buddy i have some days for holidays, and i don´t wanna stay at home let´s go somewhere. - Yeah, let´s do it.

And the next day you are leaving, the bikes in the car, some clothes, some money and that´s it.
In this trip we took the way to the north of Spain. First we wanted to visit Picos de Europa one of the biggest mountain chains in Spain, and for sure one of the more vertical ones here. 4 hours later and after some breakfast in the road, we were at Pido. The place where we would spent at least 2 nights.

The weather literally sucked was rainy and foggy, and the forecast was not very good for the next day. We explore a bit the area and we took the lift of Fuente De that put you around 1500 m height in 2 min. The views from there... well there were no views, Fog and snow that was the only things we could see but anyway was fun to be there alone.

Shooting for: Northern Lights

Today i was shotting for Northern Lights Apparel, a brand from Galicia, Spain. This brand is desingned by  riders for riders. Based in the fixed gear culture their prints look agrassive and  fit perfectly with messengers and city rats. I was shooting and testing some of their new collection and i have to say that are really nice clothes for daily use.  If you want to see more stuff from them check,

Carlos riding through Gran vía wearing the new rain coat of NLA.

Carlos riding through Gran vía wearing the new rain coat of NLA.

Weekend Rides: Adri and Susana

It´s always nice to meet again your friends when you have been far away for some time. This couple always impressed me, they know how to enjoy their passion together, how to make of every simple day, the best day. It´s amazing to be able to meet this kind of people in life. Keep riding together guys! 


On the mountians: Climbing with Raul

This weekend Raul invited me for climbing on the mountains near to my village. I accepted at the moment. Was very long from the last time i went climbing and i really wanted to go again. Climbing is a great sport, it makes you be completly focus on what you are doing and your mind get completely clear from your worries. Also it gives you adrenaline and some moments of fear so psychologically it's quite hard and also physically. but when you finsih you feel awesomly relaxed and for some minutes its like nothing is really a problem anymore. Love that feeling.

My first Cx Race

Today I was at my first Cx race as a photographer. Im very happy with the results. The race took place in the east of Madrid in a town called Mejorada del Campo. The circuit had a very nice  forest part where i spent the race shooting the riders. I think is time to start taking this events more seriously and keep going to races like this one. ¡Cant wait for the mud!

Exploring the City

 Sometimes we take for granted the places we have around us. Our neighbourhood, our city, our country. We think we know everything just because we have been at many places. But if you think for a moment you will realize that there´s a whole world outside you don´t know anything about. Close to your house, few steps far from your  local shops or just behind your house. Go out and explore.



She loves to go out for a ride, climb to the top of the mountains, and rest there. She likes to stop and see the landscape around her, without being concerned about her average speed. she loves to go fast on the downhills, feeling every part of the road. Her goal is to enjoy, and delight her senses. Her aim is to put every ride in her memories.

Steff Gutovska



Was awesome to meet Lester from RIH SPORT in his workshop. Definetly a must, if you are around Amsterdam. 

Detail of a RIH frame.