Photographing Valencia’s Fallas

The Fallas (or Falles in Valencian language) are one of the most incredible and riotous fiestas you can photograph in Spain. Photographing fallas is a perfect blaze of colors, people, parades and fireworks for the happiness of your camera.

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Colorful Cabanyal

The colorful seaside neighborhood of El Cabanyal is well worth a photo shoot if you visit Valencia.
Once an independent fishermen’s municipality, El Cabanyal became part of Valencia at the end of the 19th century while maintaining a mix of working-class and residential atmosphere.

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The City of Arts and Sciences

The breathtaking City of Arts and Sciences  is a great sample of contemporary architecture in Valencia and also the main destination for photographers heading to this lovely Spanish city. 

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Photographing festivals in Barcelona

Spain is worldwide famous for being a country full of colorful fiestas all year round and clearly Barcelona is no exception. Among the several festivals you can enjoy in the Catalan capital, here are three suggestions for photographing festivals in Barcelona: the Saint George's Day, the Gracia Festival and the Merce Festival.

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Andalusia photo gallery

Memories of my latest journey down to Andalusia still linger in my mind now I’m back home. The pleasant and sweet scent of orange blossoms. The bright green rolling hills landscape, where even a lonely white cottage becomes a monument. Those pretty white washed villages perched spectacularly atop a crag. The western atmosphere sheltered in the spectacular badlands-like Tabernas desert, one of the wildest and driest parts of Europe.

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Hospital de Sant Pau

While exploring Barcelona, architecture photography’s lovers will fall in love with the historical Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. Located a just 10-minute walk from the iconic Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia basilica, this not to miss historical building complex was built between 1901 and 1930. 

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Barcelona in times of COVID-19: a portfolio

Since the over three-month Spanish-led state of alarm to fight against the covid-19 pandemic officially ended today, June 21, 2020, life is slightly returning to something near normality in Barcelona. A new normality how someone ironically called it.

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Shooting in Madrid

As a professional travel photographer, I am constantly faced with unpredictable challenges: unwanted cranes, historical buildings swaddled in scaffolding, hordes of tourists and, above all, inclement weather. Weather dominated my recent trip to Madrid: unusual Arctic weather blanketed half of Spain with snow and producing freezing temperatures. 

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