My usual Monday series, 10 Things I Learned & Loved This Weekend, will be back soon but I have lots of travel posts to catch up on with first! So for today’s post I wanted to take you on a trip through a Spanish fish market. Nestled away in the colourful little towns of the Balearic Islands are a series of markets that enlighten the senses, but this one is one of my favourites. I almost feel that my words won’t do the evocative nature of this experience justice, but I hope my photos will at least give you glimpse into this fascinating place. Although I have visited this market for several years now it was only this year that I felt that my photography skills had at least reached a semi-OK level that I could accurately portray the atmosphere of the surroundings. I recognised many of the people working in the market; each clearly as passionate about the fish as the next. It was fascinating to shoot them as they worked – the speed at which they prepared the fish for sale was certainly impressive. The warm light flooded softly into the market, which is positioned in the middle of square inside a green and white tiled building. I found the intensity of colour very inspiring, from the sparklingly clear black and yellow contrast of the fish eyes to the distressed exterior walls and pretty patterned tiling. Inside there was hive of activity and a hum of animated chatter – as I scroll through these images I almost feel like I could be right back there experiencing it all over again. I hope you feel the same! How do markets inspire you, folks?
// Photography by Will Taylor