Barcelona Photoblog: Exclusive: Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn in Barcelona by Barcelona Photoblog

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Exclusive: Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn in Barcelona by Barcelona Photoblog

Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn in Barcelona by Carlos Lorenzo - Barcelona Photoblog

Everybody knows that Woody Allen is in Barcelona picking up the best locations for his 2008 movie (according to some sources called "Midnight in Barcelona"). 

It is no secret that they start shooting next summer and that the main actors are Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Rebecca Hall. Of course it is not the first time Woody Allen visits Barcelona, where he usually plays the clarinet with his  New Orleans Jazz Band

Admirers he has many, not only because he has a long filmography but also because of the intelligent humor, his talent as an actor, the peculiar psychological traits of his characters, the perfect scripts and the European flavor of his work as film director. 

I have always been a fan of his movies so the other day after coming out of Can Manel restaurant near La Barceloneta beach I almost fell flat on my, you know, when I saw Mr. Woody Allen, the one and only and Soon-Yi strolling along the walk on their way to Hotel Arts. 

Thanks God my wife and I were sitting on a bench trying to hardly digest a superb paella and gee, I was holding my camera, ready, with everything tuned up (can you believe that!). He was my first celebrity, I loved his work and I was there! 

I did not stop to think about politeness and even forgot to ask him for an autograph. After I was done, I turned round to my wife: "Did you see that? That was Woody Allen" - she said. "I know, I got it all here" - I remarked wearing a big smile. "Look at my hands", I was still trembling!

Here is another similar snapshot I took of Woody Allen and his wife, Soon-Yi.

Woody Allen visits for Vicky Cristina

*New: And talking about famous actors and great movies, check this link: AFI (American Film Institute) Best 100 Movies of All Times list for 2007. Guess who is number 35?: "Annie Hall," 1977.

Update: Actually the movie got to be known as Vicky Cristina Barcelona


  1. What a lucky day, Carlos! With this shot your blog may be picked up by the media. Be prepared for an avalanche of visitors. Wow. Good for you! :)

  2. Your first celebrity shot, and what an excellent one!
    This is brilliant Carlos, I can't believe your luck (and talent)!

    Emmmm not EVERYONE knows Woody Allen is currently in Barcelona, the news hasn't filtered through to Australia, or maybe nobody cares here... anyway, I'm a great admirer of his work too!


  3. Congrats on your celebrity shot! The second one looks like Woody is hiding under his hat from you! :-)

  4. They are astounding shots - Paparazzo Carlos! Makes me all tingly (she who never recognises ANYONE!)

  5. Shaking hands or not, you took excellent candid shots!
    You can probably sell them to some "rag" for a pretty penny ;-)

    In the States, we also recognize his talent, but we dislike him for his personal conduct...

  6. Exciting! You were at the right place at the right time! And with your camera! So are you joining the Paparazzi?

  7. Good for you!!! THe shot is great, I think I would have been nervous too, I´m a big fan of him.
    How long is he going to be in Barcelona? I wish he´d stay until the end of July, that´s when I´m cominG to Barcelona.

    BTW, I´ve just read the article about the 100 best movies of all times a few minutes before reading your post!

  8. Timing is everything. Great shot and delightful write-up.

  9. Thanks my friends. I am overwhelmed by the multiple comments. I am really flattered.

  10. Wow! that's like a once in a lifetime story. I am also a huge Woody Allen fan. Gotta keep that camera on the ready!!

  11. I literally love him !!! Then I like how he is holding her hand :-) --- Great capture Carlos !!!

  12. Estás hecho todo un paparazzi!! le tuviste bien cerca eh? Qué emoción, Woody Allen es todo un personaje... Enhorabuena!

  13. Anonymous3:53 PM

    What a great shot! Your hands may have been shaking, but it certainly didn't affect the quality of the photo. I, too, am a big fan of Woody Allen and admire your ability to spot and capture a celebrity.


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