Anna Tratiug • Empúriabrava / Spain
My name is Anna Tratiug. I’m an amateur photographer based in Barcelona. Even though I’ve always had a camera around, my real interest in photography started four years ago when I discovered the work of the “New Topographics” photographers such as Robert Adams or Stephen Shore. I completely fell in love with their vision of the new landscape, what they called “man-altered landscape“. From that moment, on my passion was to wander for hours with my camera seeking traces of human alteration in nature: huge impersonal buildings, lonely trees drowned in the asphalt, urban slum areas, abandoned factories…and to capture their finer side normally in soft colours and grey skies. In my late pictures some minimalism has haunted me…composition, details, combination of colours…but the essence is the same.
The building in the image is a huge construction in front of the beach, wich is full of tourists during the summer and completely empty in the winter. It is one of my favorites; caught my eye not only because it is the perfect example of the urban aberration of most of the Spanish coast but also because of the incredible metamorphosis that it suffers from.
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