This year I wanted to spend Christmas with my parents. After a couple of very dull Christmases at home during the pandemic, I wanted to do something a little bit different. My parents live part time in a motorhome and have spent the last couple of winters down on the Algarve coast, and that’s where they were this year too. They stay on a campsite in Albufeira, not too far from Faro and I booked myself an apartment close by. It had a lovely balcony with an incredible view of the ocean and the old town in Albufeira.
Getting back out there
It’s been a long time since I’ve felt like going on a photo walk. I rarely do that at home and shooting wedding keeps me busy taking pictures most of the year! I’d been reading Aesthetica magazine on the plane and really wanted to challenge myself to make some minimal compositions, more so than my usual style. I was really pleased with what I got by keeping that I mind as I wandered around Albufeira and Faro looking for shots.
Camera & Lenses
I will always love a bit of street photography and landscapes too, so what’s here is a bit of a mix. I took my Leica M10 away with me and my default lenses for street and general photography are my 28mm Elmarit and 35mm Summilux, so to add in an extra challenge to myself I used my 50mm Summicron more than the other two. The 50mm helped me to crop out more in a busy scene and make some of the compositions more minimal, which is what I was chasing for.