City Life Editorial

Barcelona is spoilt with architecture, history and culture, but whilst these are all reasons that brought me here, I never thought they would actually have a negative effect on my work. In fact I thought the city would open up so many possibilities for my photography! Instead I’m actually finding it quite limiting. I underestimated that as one of the most popular holiday destinations, it can be highly touristy and over crowded. The Gaudi buildings just don’t quite have the same appeal when theres a crowd of 200 people outside.  I realised the way around this was to move further out from the famous Barcelona attractions and instead find those undiscovered gems.

For this editorial, I went out exploring the Parc de Diagonal Mar, which is just far enough along the beach that it doesn’t get the same crowds of tourists as the other side does. The park was nothing like I was expecting – super contemporary with metal art installations throughout and high rise buildings around the perimeter. Just outside this park I stumbled across a large industrial space that is regularly used for Open Air concerts. The space was vast and there were so many interesting constructions with bizarre asymmetrical roofs that translated so well on camera. Unfortunately I only managed to snap a few decent shots but I will definitely be returning with more looks in the near future. I hope you enjoy these.


Emma Hughes - City Life 1


Emma Hughes - City Life

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  1. Tamara

    November 7, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Loving the leather dress! Gorgeous pictures!


    Tamara –

  2. Allie Mackin

    November 7, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    What a great place to shoot! And that dress is killer, love your photography too, your photographer did a great job. Looking forward to more.

    Allie of


      November 7, 2016 at 11:33 pm

      Thanks! Glad you like the photos. They’re actually shot, styled and modelled all by me! xx

  3. Tania

    November 8, 2016 at 11:18 am

    This is such a gorgeous post – you look stunning!
    Tania xxx


    November 8, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    such gorgeous photos!


      November 8, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      Thank you! x

  5. Jalisa

    November 8, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Girl, you do such a magnificent job taking your own photos! They always look straight out of a magazine. Your gorgeous, have great style, the location is always on point, and you look so comfortable in front of the camera. I’d feel so awkward taking my own photos, but you do it flawlessly! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have the best week ahead!




      November 8, 2016 at 7:46 pm

      Thank you so much that is so sweet of you!! xx

  6. Shaira

    November 9, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    I love the photo shoot! Perfect outfit and perfect location <3


  7. Aurelie | Surface85

    November 9, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    This is definitely a great place for photoshoot! Love the industrial feeling and your posing is on point!
    It’s so hard to take pictures in touristic places. I also like to explore places that are not in the must do list when I travel. Love to walk around, get lost and find a gem like you just did.
    Aurelie |

  8. Neslihan

    November 13, 2016 at 11:19 am

    I really want to visit Barcelona! Love your look, Emma


    November 14, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Wow such an amazing scenery! Totally adore your pictures!
    xx Mirjam //

  10. Amy Arnold

    November 16, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Great post! Love the layers and sleeves.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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