A few months ago I was sent to Spain for The New York Times to shoot a photo essay on the revival of the Spanish ghost town of Valdeluz. I have been researching the story of Valdeluz over the past year and it immediately sparked my interested as soon as I heard about it! Unlike many of Spains infamous ‘ghost towns’, Valdeluz seemed different. It wasn’t just a town that had felt the full force of the collapse in the Spanish economy. It was place that had been knocked down but had risen up again stronger.
It is not often when you pitch an idea to a newspaper that they give you complete creative freedom to shoot exactly what you want, exactly how you want to shoot it, so a massive thank you to Renee and everyone at The New York Times for giving me this incredible platform to share the story!