You Had Me At Hello by Albert Barrut in Barcelona, Spain

Albert Barrut captures the beauty of Barcelona with a minimalistic feel. We love the way he explores architecture in his amazing city. Guaranteed to bring inspiration, be sure to follow along at @barrut!

Name:Albert Barrut

Place you live: Barcelona

Place your Instagrams were taken? Barcelona

Can you sum up Barcelona? It’s a city if you want to be in a city, a ville if you need calm, a paradise if you need beach.

What is a perfect day in Barcelona? Starting early in the morning – just me and life in front of me. Suddenly I find an interesting composition and somebody appears from nowhere to fill it with humanity.

If Barcelona was a person or character who would it be and why? You know the scene in Jerry Maguire when Tom Cruise starts to speak with Renee Zellweger and she says “you had me at hello”? Barcelona is the cab driver that brings Tom to Renée’s home.

How long have you been using Instagram? Four years I think.

Do you shoot with your phone or other cameras or both?  Both.

What is your editing process? Usually I do some light and contrast settings with Snapseed and later I like to work with VSCO Cam to define tones.

Do you create images outside of Instagram? Occasionally.

Has Instagram/phoneography affected how you shoot? Yes, I think I have evolved since my first photographs, mainly due to finding so many inspiring users.

Can you give a couple tips to aspiring Instagram photographers? Do what you love and get surrounded with the photographers that inspire you.

Who are your three favorite Instagrammers? That’s so difficult to answer! Somehow it depends on the mood you’re in. Actually I love @chaiwalla, @cocu_liu and @chrisconnolly.

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Name:Albert Barrut


Best place to eat:

A vermouth at Martinez.

Best place to drink:

Any hotel terrace in summer.

Best outdoor activity:


Must do:

Drink horchata in summer. Horchata is a traditional drink from Valencia but there are some places that make it very tasty in Barcelona: Tio che, Verdú or Sirvent.

Local tip:

Gaudi’s building are icons, but you can visit stunning modernist buildings from other architects too like Palau de la Música, Casa Lleó Morera and more recently Casa Amatller.