If you’ve seen 100 images of Spain, chances are that at least one of them was of Zahara de la Sierra. This mountain town in the Sierra de Cadiz is a member of the famed “Pueblos Blancos” and one of the most photographed places in the Iberian nation. Zahara’s popularity is understandable – it’s a white-washed town on a mountain with a castle at its highest point, surrounded by water and peaks.
I had seen many photographs of Zahara before I visited it for the first time last month, so I tried to capture a different perspective. After a late lunch, I snapped a few shots of the sunset, then turned to the streets. I came across a classically Andalusian scene, with the evident beauty of Zahara’s nearby landscapes in the backdrop.