Spain Photo Archive

The work on Spain lasted almost a year between various trips with shorter or longer stays on Spanish soil.

Starting from Italy I dealt with travel in all possible ways, by plane, by ship and also by car, several times I traveled the road that leads to Seville entering from France in Catalunya, going down the coast to Valencia, then in the lonely hinterland of La Mancha and continuing to Andalucia.

I really like Spain, with its inland spaces, the sweet life and the color that pervades all things.


I will tell the journey in chronological order.



La Mancha

Don Quixote characters, Campo de Criptana
--
Castilla la Mancha

Opening Image

Country road in
Castilla la Mancha

Top Left
Don Quixote characters
in Campo de Criptana

Top Right
View from above
of Consuegra village

Bottom Left
Stairs detail in Campo
de Criptana

Bottom Right
Street view in the
narrow roads of Toledo


My first trip regarding the project took place in October 2018 when I went by plane to Madrid, I spent a few days in the city taking some photos but then I immediately organized to visit the Castilla la Mancha region.

Seeing the places of Don Quixote was the spark that initially drove me to leave, I had been thinking about it for some time and I had collected a lot of material and ideas on what interested me.

These desolate lands, poignant setting of the - imaginary - adventures of one of the greatest heroes in the history of literature have always exerted a great charm on me and visiting these lands in the winter period, with the windmills wrapped in the mists, and a few, small, tourists in circulation, it was a magnificent experience.


Traveling the route by car allowed me to discover small villages where time seems to stand still, splendid country roads unevenly cut through the majestic plains and plateaus.

I visited all the places of Don Quixote, producing images that fed my indefinite imagination about the great hero of Cervantes. Of all these places, what struck me most was Campo de Criptana, where, on a cold November day, I was able to cross the streets of this white and blue pueblo surrounded by the famous "Gigantes". Campo de Criptana is one of those lucky places, if you visit them as a photographer they give you gifts.

It is one of those places full of small treasures that nobody notices.



Stairs detail in Campo de Criptana blue village

The narrow roads of Toledo



Madrid

In the first days of January 2019 I returned to Madrid, I had some photographic issues to attend to and this second time I left to stay there for a longer period. Parallel to the food work I had to do, I made some images for the archive, hanging around the city in its historical places and in its splendid museums, in particular the Reina Sofia has been visited almost daily...



Famous Picasso's Guernica painting in Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid


"The quiet life in the city gives you the feeling of being in a small village"



Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid

--
Real Jardin Botanico Madrid
Madrid


Opening Image
Picasso's Guernica in
reina Sofia Museum

Top Left
Mercado de San Miguel
street food center

Top Right
Winter view of Real
Jardin Botanico

Left
Tourists visiting the
spanish Capital

Bottom Left
Cozy shops in
Malasana area
Malasana shop district in Madrid




Andalucia

After Madrid I moved, in search of warmer climates, to Andalucia, the southern part of Spain quickly became my home and remained so for almost a year. I have always based on Seville, a wonderful city that has never ceased to amaze me and offer special moments.


Callejon de l'agua in Seville

Metropol Parasol (Setas de Sevilla)
--
Conil de la frontera shore in winter
Circus at Parque de l'Alamillo, Seville

Opening Image
A lonely painter at work
in Seville's Callejon de l'Agua

Top Left
Seville's Metropol Parasol
also known as "Setas", designed
by architect Jurgen Meier

Top Right
Winter view of a misty
shore in Conil de la Frontera

Left
The circus visiting Alamillo
park in Seville

Bottom Left
Music, pain, life and color
during a Flamenco show
Andalucian Flamenco


During the year, I explored all of Andalucia and Extremadura with short trips of a few days, always returning to Seville where the relationship with the city has become ever deeper.

It is useless to elaborate on describing the quality of life, I simply advise everyone to visit this place that keeps its tradition alive with great constancy thus creating a special environment, unique and disconnected from the ugliness of global tourism.



Cordoba, Andalucia


"Everything happens under the warm sun in Andalucia, historic traditions and Mediterranean influences are always present"


River Procession in Coria del Rio
--
Arabian influences in Cordoba

Above middle
Cordoba historic city
center


Left
River procession in
Coria del Rio

Right
Cordoba's arabian
influences



We have a full reportage on Spain in the archive.


The full body of work includes a complete photo work on  places, activities and human subjects at work.

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Street photography in Triana, Sevilla

Torero Juan Belmonte Statue in Triana, Sevilla

Above Left
Street view in Seville's
 Triana area.
Above Right
Torero Juan Belmonte
statue in Seville



Semana Santa in Seville

Holy Week in Seville is known as Semana Santa de Sevilla. It is one of the city’s two biggest annual festivals, the other being the Feria de Abril (April Fair), which follows two weeks later. It is celebrated in the week leading up to Easter (Holy Week among Christians), and features the procession of pasos, floats of lifelike wooden sculptures of individual scenes of sorrowfull Mysteries of the Rosary, or images of the grieving Virgin Mary.

Some of the sculptures are of great antiquity and are considered artistic masterpieces, as well as being culturally and spiritually important to the local Catholic population.


Semana Santa in Seville


Semana Santa in Seville

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Above middle
Nazarenos during Semana Santa in Seville

Left
People watching the passage of sculptures

Bottom Left
Nazarenos during the procession

Bottom Right

A moment during the procession
Nazarenos Semana Santa Sevilla

Procession during Semana Santa inSeville


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