Photographer Ben Roberts documents the boom and collapse of the Spanish economy

Ben Roberts photography

This project from London-based photographer Ben Roberts is an evolving personal document on the effects of the rapid boom and subsequent collapse of the Spanish economy. The collation came from a series of long meandering ‘loosely planned’ walks around the urban fringes of new developments. ‘The new work’, says Roberts ‘reflects a more personal experience of Spain. Away from the major tourist centers and coastal resorts, I found a landscape imbued with a strange mix of anxiety and tension, where the delineation between nature and city had become ambiguous. “The Gathering Clouds” contemplates Spain’s loss of direction, and my own disorientation in an unfamiliar and sometimes unnerving environment’.

Ben Roberts photography

Ben Roberts photography

Ben Roberts photography

Ben Roberts photography

Ben Roberts photography

Ben Roberts photography

Ben Roberts photography

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