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Sergio Villalba

Hotel Bahia del Duque luxury hotel photoshoot 10

Bahia del Duque luxury hotel lifestyle photoshoot

Project By October 30, 2017 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

This luxury hotel lifestyle photoshoot was my biggest and most important assignment from last year. I worked with a team of 5 super creative and reliable professionals for an entire week and the resulting images were intended to provide all the color to the new hotel website. The client wanted a real life experience kind of thing, so we arranged a bunch of situations and made sure the models had plenty of fun!
After a while, the site’s finally online and my personal selection’s here for you to see.


FREE MOTION #theperfectride

Project By August 18, 2017 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

First of a serie of 4 videos that I recently directed for Free Motion. This one here is the highlight video, including material from the 3 islands where the company is operating for now. Free Motion is the number 1 bike rental and tours company on the Canary Islands, offering 10 stations on Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Lanzarote.


Stock imagery: Mountain Bike in the desert

Stock imagery By June 22, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

Apparently, summer’s kicking in today, and with it the well-deserved vacations for most of the people. Most of the people, except the freelancers, we never rest. For us, summer means time for planning and most of all, time for personal work. In my own personal case, I take advantage of the editors and art director’s ‘low season’ to shoot as much stock photography as possible. These pictures are from a late spring Mountain Bike session with a good friend in the middle of the desert.

disabled kitesurfer on a wheelchair at the beach

Interview with a pioneer in disabled kitesurfing

Interview By April 17, 2017 Tags: , , , , No Comments

After a snowboarding accident at the age of 21, Nico has been following his personal dream of getting back in the water again, so we got involved in a long and sometimes painful process of readapting kitesurfing for disabled people. I met Nico in my hometown and felt totally inspired by his personal story. Too good not to be told so here it goes a little interview I made to him.

Foxy's, Jost Van Dyke

FOXY, the soul of Jost Van Dyke

Behind the photo By March 11, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

When you’re on a trip and bump into a charismatic character, you notice it right away. This is what happened to me when I met Foxy, a local of the island of Jost Van Dyke, the smallest of the four main of the British Virgin Islands. Here’s the story behind the awarded portrait of the most emblematic character of Jost Van Dyke.


PATA hand planes, a short documentary

Project By April 6, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

Handplanes make you feel like an underwater torpedo. It brings you back to the early days of surfing or even to your first surf sessions when you were just a kid using your own body as the only sliding surface.
I spent last months in Fuerteventura, and there I bumped into Robby, a belgian settled in the island who’s been making handcrafted handplanes from recycled pallet wood for a while now.


TWICE, a film photography project

Project By April 2, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

TWICE is a double exposure personal project entirely shot on a Hasselblad 503CX camera. Completely based on the DIY concept, goes from the capture of the photo in analogue black and white film, followed by dev / scan at home and printed in high quality archival paper. The photos were framed in handcrafted recycled wood frames. Photos are unique, existing only 1 version of each.