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.