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Photograph of an old Spaniard outside a bar.


An old Spaniard contemplates the night

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We were in the back streets of Santander, the rain had been coming down in a deluge, the night was dark and hot. The old Spaniard stared out into the street watching those who dared the rain. He hadn't been in the best of moods, he'd lost some money in another bar, but now he was calm watching the night, lost in thought. He looked like a fighter; a fast car went down the street, crashing water on to the pavement, his gesture to the insult was swift and uncompromising.

I wanted the bar in the background, but I also wanted his view of the street. The camera wouldn't stretch that wide. Photographers stitch shots together to make panoramics, so I thought why not do the same for portraits. This is two photographs stitched together, it gives you the view that I saw.
email: dmbandb@hotmail.com telephone 01263 517118 all images copyright David Morris