Every summer, touristic areas along the Catalan coast in Spain become full of frenetic activity. But as winter comes these free-time landscapes grow inactive and are sentenced to a social and urban forget that lasts a few months, only to disappear when the hot summer temperatures make their return.
With his series Happy Hour Marc Llach aims to capture and show the uncertain and blurred soul of some of the most touristic areas along the Catalan coast in Spain during its low touristic season. Empty spaces and forgotten corners show a desolate place. With the perpetual change of seasons, year after year, it is evident how this schizophrenia produces an obvious mark on this territory that is half buzzing and half-empty.
Marc Llach (b. 1981) grew up in Blanes, Spain and currently works in Girona as a freelance architectural photographer. He studied photography in Barcelona and specialized in Architecture and Interior Design at the Institute of Photographic Studies of Catalonia (IEFC). His personal projects focus on urban landscape development and its consequences on the environment. He has a keen interest in the ways our landscapes define and produce us.
Llach has published on international sites such as Aint-Bad Magazine, Posi+tive Magazine, Creative Boom, Chased Magazine and Phosmag. He has taken part in several group exhibitions in Spain, France and Italy.