I recently had a nice, relaxing week in Spain, chillin’ and enjoying the weather and the food.

We visited Mojácar Pueblo (as distinct from Mojácar Playa) on market day. I love markets, not just as a visitor/shopper but also as a photographer. The stalls and the goods on display can be so vibrant and busy and just  endlessly fascinating. As, of course, are the people, both stallholders and shoppers.

I chose to process these images as black and white because it can take much higher contrast than colour images and this, I feel, allows me to give much more of a sense of the heat of the day. The almost burnt-out highlights coupled with lots of deep blacks helps to convey that sense of a burning sun bleaching the land whilst deep shadows hide all manner of unexpected things.

And wine…