This weekend I went up to the mountain with the teleférico de Benalmádena.

Katharina Fitz

Last week I went to Torremolinos, one of the most touristic places of the Costa del Sol, to look for inspiration for my project about places before the storm of tourism. Once it used to be a poor fishing village, before the boom of the 1950s tourism turned it into the first and at the time most important tourism resort of the Costa del Sol. The very cold and immense  urbanization  along the beach have impressed me.

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Nice view onto the sea on the platform in Torrox. I dedicate this picture to the freedom I have been given with the Artist in Residency in Malaga I am in at the moment. It is nice to be able to work in what I most like, instead of needing to do commercial jobs. Photography is the perfect medium  for me because I love to discover new places and meet all kinds of different people.

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When I took this picture I was told that this should be the following to the ladies. So there it is, and i think it fits very well!!

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Sometimes I see people in the streets and I feel like whatever happens I have to ask them for a picture. I sometimes even have to follow them for a few minutes to find the right moment to ask. In this case it was easy, I saw them, started talking, and as soon as I said hello both of them started hugging, touching my hands and giving me kisses on the cheeks. That´s where you can definitely see the difference between the north and the south.

All together these two ladies are 183 years old.

Katharina Fitz

 

I was very happy when I found this spot. I had passed it several times before, but always by bike. I like walking too because I experience places more intensively.

It is almost a natural mon0chrome spot, but what really makes it dynamic is the red sign just in the middle of it. I was very thankful for it to be there.

Katharina Fitz

it was a beautiful and sunny day when I went to see the cemetary of Casabermeja. Walking in the mountains i discovered this nice little spot.

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It was an interesting trip going to Torrox beach. Actually I had in mind going to this little idyllic town called Torrox, I had looked up in the internet, but then I accidently went off the bus one station too early and found myself in the middle of a “Las Vegas” made for German tourists. If Martin Parr would make movies, i would have definitely felt like being right in the middle of one. This place was flooded of artificiality, all waiters talking German, typical offers like tapas and sangria 2 for 1 written in fluorescent letters. At the beginning i was quite frustrated because of being there, because i really hate these touristic impersonal places, but it is a good and funny training for the mind and makes you thing about the absurdity of life. Thanks for that Torrox Beach.

At the end i found this spot at the beach I really liked and without my getting lost I wouldn´t have it in my collection of Malaga pictures.

Katharina Fitz

I really love these artificial playgrounds they have along the beaches here in Malaga.

Katharina Fitz

This week I went by bike to Pedregalejo . It was a very nice trip by the beach. Once i got there I first had a look around the old fishers neighborhood, because the project I am doing at “La Térmica” in Malaga,  is going to be about these little fisher houses.

Walking around I saw  two boys playing football. I was very happy to be here in winter, because the beaches are still vacant and the landscape just feels so much mmore authentic without swarms of tourists.

 

Katharina Fitz, Pedregalejo