The photography of Alex Baker

Tag: Barcelona

Acquainted with the night

The background photo is fromĀ  a visit to Barcelona. The poem is just a current favourite.


Late night lights

We’d just finished a meal at a restaurant by the name of Les Quinze Nits on the Place Real in Barcelona when we took a stroll down the Carrer de Ferran. In late January, the nights are milder than in the UK but there is still a distinct hint of winter’s presence in the air. My coat kept out the cold while I loitered on the street corners waiting for a moment like the one above. At first the side alley was empty which seemed so desolate. Then, a couple began to walk down as the composition took shape. Late night lights are some of the most atmospheric.

Colourful Gaudi

I recently returned from a 5-day trip to Barcelona. Antoni Gaudi’s designs are a black and white photographer’s worst nightmare. You can’t ignore the colours. That would be criminal.