The House of the Bride

On Nov 28, 2012 in Almeria, Blog | No Comments
The House of the Bride

Seeing Constellation Theater’s innovative production of Lorca’s Blood Wedding reminded me of the script’s explicit references to the barren landscape of Almeria. The set is minimal, as it should be, to highlight the isolation of the characters and the unforgiving environment they inhabit. In an exchange in the first act, the groom’s mother complains of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Save the Cortijo del Fraile

On Jan 8, 2010 in Almeria, Blog | No Comments
Save the Cortijo del Fraile

Federico Garcia Lorca’s Bodas de Sangre was inspired 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 called El […]

Interview in La Voz de Almeria

On Jan 8, 2010 in Blog, Press | No Comments
Interview in La Voz de Almeria

Spanish journalist Federico Utrera conducted this interview with me by email about my photography and relation to Spain. Utrera is based in Madrid but is originally from Almeria. I first met him last year when he was writing about my uncle Federico Castellon. I was flattered that he took the time to review my portfolio […]

Spanish Ghosts: Notes on the Locations

On Oct 22, 2009 in Blog, Exhibits | No Comments

I provided some information at the Spanish Ghosts exhibition about the locations where the photographs were taken. These buildings and spaces have many intriguing stories behind them that add to their significance. Here are the descriptions: Cortijo del Fraile: Federico Garcia Lorca’s Bodas de Sangre was inspired by a true story that appeared in a […]

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 […]

Cortijo Del Fraile

On Nov 5, 2006 in Almeria, Blog | One Comment
Cortijo Del Fraile

Federico Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding was inspired 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 called El Fraile. […]