This year’s presepe in Plaça de Sant Jaume is a modern work of art that is difficult to capture on film, comprising a fantastic array of kinetic artworks housed in giant inflated snow-globes. A nicely post-modern and largely secular interpretation of a traditional Christmas event. Leica M7 with 50mm and Ilford Delta 100 processed in DD-X.
Seasonally decorative star on the front of La Pedrera, Barcelona. Leica M7 with 50mm @ f1.4 with Delta 100, developed in DD-X 1+4.
And so ends 2016, one of the worst years we have ever witnessed. Ok, so the photograph does not have so much as a dove, but a pigeon. But the reference(s) seemed apt nonetheless. This year has seen the death of a long time friend, the threat of an end to our life here in Barcelona thanks to a post-truth xenophobic brexiting UK, and since Christmas day 2015 the robbing and subsequent occupation of our house in Barcelona – still unresolved a year later (and I can not even post any of […]
El Raval, Barcelona.
Plaça de las Caramelles, Barcelona.
A few festive nighttime images from around the centre of Barcelona.
Carrer de la Portaferrissa, Barcelona. Shot on HP5+ rated at ISO 3200 and processed in DD-X 1+4.
Porter, La Boqueria, Barcelona. Possibly the only photograph that I have shot there that was not explicitly about the tourists…
La Boqueria, Barcelona. I do not usually like to post photographs from behind people, but in this case I quite liked the correspondence between the different shapes in the image.
A short set of images taken at the Jardí Botànic Històric on the Monjuïc, Barcelona. This particular garden was originally established in the 1930’s by recycling constructions from the 1929 World Fair, before the what is later creation of what is now the main botanic garden in 1999. The garden is quite small and shady (never a bad thing given the summer environment here), and is notable for its collection of medicinal plants.
La Boqueria, Barcelona. This is quite a good place to practise technique with (on) the tourists, who are usually quite flatted to be photographed.
La Boqueria, Barcelona.
The first of three images where people realised they were being shot (photographically). The M7 is a good street camera, but dressing up in a day-glow yellow t-shirt probably undoes any subtlety that the camera has.
Four very loosely connected images on the theme of light and shadow in Barcelona. This is one of the best times of the year for early morning light, as you can catch the streets before the tourists escape from their hotels.
La playa, Barceloneta.