“Spain: System Error” – Spanish Photographer Marc Femenia Captures The Aftermath Of Spanish Construction Bubble

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Marc Femenia is an awarded freelance photojournalist that combines editorial work and commercial assignments with long-term documentary projects.

At the turn of the 21st century, in Spain nothing was impossible. No construction project was too large or too difficult. With vasts credits from German banks and money pouring in from generous European Union funds, visionary politicians sowed the Spanish territory with overdimensioned urban plans and yesterday’s state of the art infrastructural projects. The business was in construction; the projects’ necessity or economic viability were secondary issues all too often overlooked, if not plainly ignored. Continue reading »

Spanish Designer Fernando Abellanas Works In A Secret Studio Right Under The Bridge

One designer has come up with a novel response to the urban space shortage in Valencia – slot a pop-up studio into the underside of a traffic bridge. Continue reading »

Costumed Characters Converge On Spanish Town

A man dressed as a “Trapajon” and representing a natural entity poses for a picture before a traditional Spanish mask gathering in the small village of Casavieja, Spain.


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Every spring they come from towns across central and northwestern Spain, clad in elaborate costumes – some as trees, others as bears, still others as monsters who could have emerged from some sort of fever dream. First they attend local festivals, often timed to coincide with celebrations of spring. Continue reading »

Spanish Artist Creates Picasso-Inspired Murals Combining Cubism With Realism

Born in 1979 in Linares, Spain, Miguel Angel Belinchon Bujes alias Belin is already famous for his talented way of spreading the codes of hyperrealism among suburban landscapes. A natural sense for proportions allows Belin to be considered as a reference since he has started his work in 2001. His mural paintings, created only from spray techniques without using stencils, are immediately recognizable among others in the eclectic world of urban art. Continue reading »

The Spanish Photographer Digitally Combines Sequential Images Of Birds To Create A Fantastic Single Image

The Spanish photographer Xavi Bou digitally combines sequential pictures of birds to create a single image, or chronophotograph, that reveals the shapes of their flight paths against Catalonian skies. His work shows the variety and beauty to be found in the daily activities of the local birds, including spiralling storks, swooping starlings and giddy swifts.

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Greater flamingos at Ebro Delta, Catalonia. (Photo by Xavi Bou/Rex Features/Shutterstock) Continue reading »

Spanish Artists Creates Attractive Urban Installations From Salvaged Tires

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Tires in a city don’t seem out of place; but artists OOSS, Iago Buceta, and Mateu Targa have put the familiar objects in an entirely new context with their latest collaboration, Pneumàtic. Cut, salvaged tires are placed in both linear and circular arrangements along the ground, against brick walls, and in line with concrete stairs. Continue reading »

Protesters Splattered in Fake Blood Decry Spanish Bull Run

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An activist wears bull horns during a protest against bull runs beside the bull ring a few days ahead to beginning the famous San Fermin Fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain, Saturday, July 4, 2015. On July 6, the San Fermin festival will begin with the “txupinazo”, the opening ceremony with people participating in bull runs, music and dance, through the old street of the city. (Photo by Alvaro Barrientos/AP Photo)
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Demonstrators Surround the Spanish Congress to Protest Against Spending Cuts and the Government of Mariano Rajoy

Police clash with the protestors during the march to the parliament against austerity measures announced by the Spanish government in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. The demonstration, organized behind the slogan “Occupy Congress”, was expected to draw thousands of people. Madrid authorities said some 1,300 police would be deployed. The protestors call for Parliament to be dissolved and fresh elections held, claiming the government’s austerity measures show the ruling Popular Party misled voters to get elected last November. (Photos by Andres Kudacki/Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Dominique Faget/Jasper Juinen/Denis Doyle/Pierre-Philippe Marcou/Reuters/AFP Photo) Continue reading »

Irina Shayk for Spanish Shoe Brand XTi

Her career keeps getting hotter, and Irina Shayk is the new face of the Spanish shoe brand XTi Shoes.
The new promotional shots feature the Russian stunner posting with a handsome male model and hardly places the emphasis on footwear. Continue reading »