December 10, 2018

Humans of Granada

For the longest time, when I traveled, I always wanted to keep people out of my photos and solely capture the location or well known places. I would have halves of heads, bodies chopped off, or fingers poking their way into my frame.

I would always try my hardest to get a shot that looked like the ones we have seen before, the seemingly perfect scope of a location that only lives in the back of our minds.

I have started to realize that I like the images I make more with the ones of people in them.

My life is shared with the people of the world and this life is impossible to play without others in it.


While on an ISA excursion in Granada, I found myself photographing the people I would see in moments of pure, life. There was no mold I wanted to shape or one pose I specifically looked for. All these humans were discovered in the way they were. I believe the best images speak in ways our words cannot because they make you feel a bit closer to the moment I relay to my viewer.

The images I’ve chosen to share are my representation of Granada. The people in them are the spices, that so many times I have overlooked.

People live in these memories, and these memories live in these images.

Our experiences are our own but they’re most definitely shared.

Sitting on the steps of the Cathedral of Granada
Tourists admire La Alhambra from the most famous view point while also looking at merchandise for sale

A group plays on the walk up to the viewpoint of La Alhambra

People walk through La Alhambra, Granada. Considered to be the 8th Wonder of the World.

A woman bikes through a neighborhood, outside the city center of Granada

A group sits outside the Cathedral of Granada 

Two women look at a menu to a restaurant they will return to

Art students listen to their professor as they draw what speaks to them

A motorcycle zooms past my frame in the streets of Granada

A bar stays open late, as the Spanish night is just beginning
Two dressed up women walk arm in arm from a wedding

Two women accompany each other on a walk above the city, in view, La Alhambra
A mother and son stroll by La Capitania General

Two women mount a motorcycle and speed through Granada

Two older women hold each other on a walk over the bridge

Two women chat in the street after a wedding, before they part ways

A man stays late in his guitar shop while someone dries their jeans above
Two dance flamenco in an original cave, in Granada

A woman awaits her company as the night falls

xo, Hallie

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