Last summer I spent several months living in Barcelona, Spain, it is a fantastic place for street photography. Being a small city it is easily explored on foot yet offers a lot of variety for street photographers and photography in general. With it's beautiful buildings, pretty gothic streets and long white sandy beach the city attracts more than thirty million tourists a year. That means there are always plenty of opportunities for street photographers in the City. Click through the slide show below to view some of the street photos I captured whilst in Barcelona:
The different areas of Barcelona offer a multitude of opportunities for street photography. In Poble-Sec you can find street art, and skateboarders. The multi cultural area of Raval is a street photographers dream with activity occurring throughout the day and night. In the Raval area you also have MACBA (Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art) which is one of the most famous skate spots in the world. The pretty winding streets of el Born and the Gothic Quarter can offer some beautiful lighting conditions, perfect for photography. There are also several squares throughout Barcelona which offer a wealth of photographic potential with their street performers, hustlers and shady characters. The beach front area can also offer some interesting street photography and the small village of Barceloneta holds regular festivals during the summer. Further afield you have Bunkers del Carmel which offers some fantastic views over Barcelona.
Regular events throughout the summer offer further photographic options such as the Catalan tradition of human castles. A castell (Catalan pronunciation: [kəsˈteʎ]) is a human tower built traditionally in festivals at many locations within Catalonia. In addition, Barcelona has become a major destination for Hen and Stag parties which can produce some bizarre street images and some amusing street portraits.
If you are interested in a street photography tour of Barcelona please send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your level of photographic experience is not important, you just need a camera or smart phone and I will take care of the rest. More of my travel photography from Spain can be found on my website, my Instagram, and my Flickr account.