EVERYONE SHOULD SPEND A VACATION IN BENIDORM
Following in the footsteps of Martin Parr and in my quest and love for the sordid, I went to spend a vacation in Benidorm. At first, it doesn’t seem like Benidorm has much to offer to a 35-year-old person, considering that the average age is 70. But for me, walking through that place and seeing the Roy Orbison and Elvis impersonators was marvelous.
Whenever I travel, I try to think first about what photographic project I could develop during my vacation in the place I visit. For example, when I was in New York, I carried out my project «Red Flags,» where I dedicated myself to photographing all the American flags I encountered. On my recent trip to Berlin, I worked on a project about Christiane F.
However, in Benidorm, there’s no need to focus on something specific; Benidorm is the project itself.
Benidorm and Martin Parr have a significant relationship in the realm of photography. Parr’s fascination with Benidorm began in the late 1990s when he first visited the city. Known for his distinctive and often satirical style, Parr found Benidorm to be a compelling subject for his work. He was drawn to the unique charm and peculiarities of the city, which has become a popular tourist destination on the eastern coast of Spain.