Anna Devis Benet

Anna Devís Bio Headshot

Anna Devis Benet is an award-winning Spanish photographer and former architect born in 1990. In professional partnership with Daniel Rueda, her work is widely recognized for its witty imagery, hand-made installations, perfectly executed poses, and playful interactions with architecture.

Devís and Rueda met in València during their studies and graduated together from the School of Architecture at the Universitat Politècnica. A year later, Devís also obtained a Master’s degree in Design and Illustration. If there is one factor that has particularly contributed to Anna and Daniel’s success, it is that each brings a unique and complementary set of skills to their collaborative practice.

I Light What I Sea, (2019)
Devís and Rueda’s photographs start with a sketch on a blank paper. Anna’s creative spirit, humour, and love for artisan processes shine through in every image the duo creates. Devís’ parents used to work as window dressers, and since she was a little girl, she has learned how to transform ordinary materials and objects into extraordinary installations.

Although it may seem surprising or hard to believe, besides some basic image processing, they create these surreal scenes without photo editing software. Instead, they carefully set the scene in real life using everyday objects, unexpected locations, and tons of natural light.
In 2020, Devís and Rueda were named Hasselblad global ambassadors. They were included in the Forbes Europe 30 Under 30 list in the Art & Culture category for “the inventive use of everyday objects and natural light” in their photography. The duo’s unique and unmistakable approach has also led them to work with brands such as Netflix, Samsung, Disney, Swatch, Facebook/Meta and Adobe, among others. In addition to having participated in numerous advertising campaigns, their work has also illustrated festival posters and book covers. It has been published in numerous publications such as The New York Times Style, El País, Die Zeit, Forbes, Glamour, and The Guardian.
In a Hatbeat, (2019)

Hasselblad Ambassador and Forbes 30 under 30 honouree Anna Devís is an imaginative Spanish photographer born in 1990. In professional partnership with Daniel Rueda, their compositions are widely recognised for turning worldly spaces into whimsical works of art by adding an unexpected and playful twist.

Devis and Rueda met at university, where they both graduated from the School of Architecture. Today, this creative duo uses their architectural backgrounds to tell stories through fun and surprising images far from conventional architecture photography. Their particular style is characterised by their visual sense of humour, creativity, precision, and a delicate aesthetic inspired by the city, geometry, and minimalism.

Their works have been exhibited internationally with solo exhibitions in Europe and the USA and published in renowned publications such as The Guardian, Forbes, Die Zeit or El País. In the summer of 2023, they published their first book, Happytecture.

 

 

Books, Films and Exhibitions

Book Publications:
Happytecture, (2023)

Solo Exhibitions:
2023. Calella, SP. / Festimatge.
2022. Annecy, FR. / Fotoprix.
2021. Bilbao, SP. / Bilboargazki.
2021. Madrid, SP. / Callao City Arts.
2019. Maubourguet, FR. / Quinzaine de l’Image.
2018. Alicante, SP. / Fotomatón Festival.
2018. Cannes, FR. / Lions Festival of Creativity.
2018. Santander, SP. / XIV BEAU.

Group Exhibitions:
2023. Florence, IT. / XIV Florence Biennale
2019. Miami, US. / Scope Art Show.
2019. Tel Aviv, IL. / Photo Is:rael.
2018. New Delhi, IN. / Moments in Architecture FCDI.
2017. Tokyo, JP. / Tiny People. Artless Appointment Gallery.
2017. Athens, GR. / The Body and the City. Art4more.