Coverage of “Once Upon a Time in Almería” in the Daily Mail

On Jun 3, 2017 in Almeria, Blog, Book, News, Press | No Comments
Coverage of “Once Upon a Time in Almería” in the Daily Mail

This week the Daily Mail published a feature article on my photo project documenting the legacy of Hollywood and international filmmaking in Almeria, Spain. Here is one excerpt from the interview published in the article: ‘The Western towns built by Sergio Leone and others were not meant to be accurate representations of the American West. […]

Eight Lives of El Condor

On Jun 10, 2013 in Almeria, Blog | One Comment
Eight Lives of El Condor

The camera is usually shooting out from the hillside, looking down over the installation. The sun sets behind the hillside, so the few glimpses in that direction are somewhat obscured by the glare of sunlight. One of the most intriguing locations in Almeria is the site of an elaborate fortress originally constructed in 1969 for […]

Constellation Theater’s Blood Wedding

On Feb 2, 2012 in Blog, Exhibits | No Comments
Constellation Theater’s Blood Wedding

Constellation Theater‘s Blood Wedding opens this weekend at Source theater on 14th Street! The lobby will include a few of my photographs of the Cortijo del Fraile, the site of the real-life tragedy that inspired Lorca’s play. The image above was taken last November, showing the current state of the old cortijo. Lovers are torn […]

NYT: Spain’s Building Spree Leaves Some Airports and Roads Begging to Be Used

On Jun 25, 2011 in Blog | No Comments

MADRID – In March, local officials inaugurated a new airport in Castellón, a small city on Spain’s Mediterranean coast. They are still waiting for the first scheduled flight. To justify the grand opening, Carlos Fabra, the head of Castellón’s provincial government, argued that it was a unique opportunity to turn an airport into a tourist […]

Abandoned Architecture: Borderstan Profile

On Jan 5, 2011 in Blog, Press | No Comments
Abandoned Architecture: Borderstan Profile

Local DC blog Borderstan posted a thoughtful profile on my photographs of abandoned architecture. They’ve offered great coverage of artists in the mid city area in recent weeks, showcasing the diversity of artists in the neighborhood.

Buckner Building, Whittier, Alaska

On Oct 4, 2010 in Blog, Travels | No Comments
Buckner Building, Whittier, Alaska

  Following World War II, the town of Whittier, Alaska, became the site for a major military installation. The Buckner Building, an enormous complex built in 1953, housed most of the population and included, under one roof, a theater, industrial kitchens, and medical clinics and laboratories. The complex was isolated from the outside world, accessible […]

The Icon

On Jul 13, 2010 in Blog, Travels | No Comments
The Icon

      Less than two years ago, in December 2008, condo mogul Jorge Pérez unveiled his $1.3 billion self-proclaimed “legacy,” the ICON Brickell in downtown Miami. With 1650 residences and a 150 room boutique hotel in three 50-story towers, it is Florida’s largest condominium development. The complex features “signature designs” by Yoo and “inspired […]

Preserving the Cortijo del Fraile

On Mar 29, 2010 in Almeria, Blog | No Comments
Preserving the Cortijo del Fraile

Federico Garcia Lorca’s drama Blood Wedding was inpsired by a true story that appeared in a Spanish newspaper in 1928. A bride-to-be ran off with another man (her cousin) the night before the wedding, but the groom’s brother discovered the couple and shot and killed the lover. The bride-to-be lived on a farm known as […]

Cárcel de Carabanchel

On Nov 19, 2008 in Blog, Travels | 2 Comments
Cárcel de Carabanchel

The Carabanchel prison in Madrid is one of the most infamous architectural landmarks from Spain’s decades of dictatorship. General Francisco Franco ordered construction of the prison in the 1940s to house the regime’s many political prisoners. The complex is designed on the panopticon model, with the cell blocks extending outwards from a round central tower. […]

Ghost Houses of Cabo de Gata

On Apr 20, 2008 in Almeria, Blog | No Comments
Ghost Houses of Cabo de Gata

                      The landscape of Cabo de Gata, along the coast of Almeria, is dotted with architectural remains — eighteenth century fortifications, abandoned mining operations, and empty cortijos. These vacant structures, fixed in the arid desert landscape for decades or centuries, seem timeless. They could have […]