Salva Lopez was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain, a city that he describes as tiny and easy with a special energy of its own. Growing up, Lopez was always interested in the visual world but for some reason was never interested in photography. That is, until he suddenly and unexpectedly decided to buy his first camera. Admittedly, he “got crazy,” went on to purchase countless books and—of course—all of the camera accessories he could find. At the time, Lopez was living with his grandparents and started to take pictures of them. The photographs he captured turned into his first personal project, one that started to move on the Internet and opened doors to working with print publications such as The Fader and Monocle.