Leire Galarza – An Interview

Leire Galarza was born in Northern Spain but she moved to Barcelona at a young age to study at University. Once there, she came across photography, and after finishing her degree she decided to travel the world while taking photos. Now she is doing a long stop in Norway, being inspired by Scandinavian culture and deciding what her next destination will be.


KALTBLUT: How did you start shooting?

Leire: I’ve been into arts all my life. First, I started doing some crafts. Then I went into painting. And it was after that, that all this photographic path came to me somehow. I guess all the others were just different ways of expressing my art, but being the impatient person I am, photography was the one that suited best to me.

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KALTBLUT: Where do you usually get ideas from and inspiration?

Leire: Literature is one of my biggest sources of inspiration. I also like seeing classical black and white photos (which I admire and it stimulates my creativity a lot), but I always try to get ideas from things that don’t involve photography like books, paintings, music or even stories from people I meet randomly.


KALTBLUT: When you are not shooting what are your favorite things to do?

Leire: I love sitting in a café with a friend and chatting forever. I also like going there alone and writing in a notebook. Other times I just feel like going on an adventure.


KALTBLUT: What is your dream project?

Leire: I studied medicine, so I would love to blend my two passions. I would like to go to several places while taking photos of different medical environments and make a project from it.

Interview by Amanda M. Jansson