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Once Upon a Time in Almería by Mark Parascandola | Courtesy Mark Parascandola / Daylight Books
Once Upon a Time in Almería by Mark Parascandola | Courtesy Mark Parascandola / Daylight Books

Here's Why You Must Visit This Piece of Classic Hollywood in Spain at Least Once

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Updated: 27 November 2017
A new photo book lifts the lid on a region of Spain that was transformed from a sleepy desert backwater into the toast of Hollywood, and then back again. We speak with photographer Mark Parascandola about what drew him to the area, and what he learned in the process about Hollywood’s relationship with Spain.
Once Upon a Time in Almería by Mark Parascandola
Once Upon a Time in Almería by Mark Parascandola | Courtesy Mark Parascandola / Daylight Books

What drew you to Almería, both personally and as a photographer?

My mother’s family is from Almería, so I have a personal connection there. My mother went back and forth to Spain while growing up, so we retained close connections with our family there and made many trips while I was a child. As an adult and a photographer, I became fascinated by the desert landscapes of Almería and its unique quality of light – the same light that brought filmmakers back there over the years. I also remember visiting some of the old western movie sets as a kid.

Once Upon a Time in Almería by Mark Parascandola