Sand Castles (part II) by DJI Drone Photography Award winner
Spain was hit hard by the European economic crisis and it is estimated that 3.4 million houses stand empty, after housing estates were built by developers cashing in on cheap loans and favourable government regulations. Part 2 of Markel Redondo’s project ‘Sand Castles’ provides a new
perspective on these abandoned developments that litter Spain’s landscape.
Markel Redondo was one of two winners of the recent DJI Drone Photography Award and won a Phantom 4 Pro drone and £1,500 project financing. He decided to revisit this project that he first photographed in 2010. He says, ‘ We live in a society with huge housing issues ... yet Spain has more than three million empty homes.’