The pretty olive groves, the farming and the fishing, the old women dressed in black who lime wash the walls in little white villages. These were the things that once provided a sense of calm and tranquility. This is how we like to remember Spain. But if tourism suddenly came to an end, how would we remember it 30 years from now. A generation whose aspiration was for a luxury dream home, fast cars, high class casinos and an indulgent nightlife. Countless golf courses which were seen as oases in a sea of all inclusive enclaves, to delude the visitors within. Abandoned projects that did scar the landscape for generations. An urban sprawl, stretching inland as far as the eye would see.
For his panel, "Memories of Contemporary Spain", Michael was enrolled as an Associate of The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain (ARPS).