Over the last 100 days of quarantine, lockdown, and state of emergency, I’ve been living in and photographing the street art of Málaga in Spain. For three months I lived around the Lagunillas neighborhood, one of the most vibrant street art scenes in the city.
While the Soho neighborhood dominates as the face of Málaga street art, Lagunillas is the heart of the scene, and most of the local artists like Doger and LALONE have contributed to the canvas of the area. Just past the sights of the historic center and around the corner from the birthplace of Picasso, Lagunillas is not on your typical tourist circuit of the city.
During the lockdown, I found the narrow alleys of Lagunillas were ideal for keeping a low profile from the police, and eleven days after the lockdown began, I started taking photos. Some days, my only escape from indoors confinement were these short excursions, so I’ve become quite fond of the place despite its reputation as a rough neighborhood.
Like the neighborhood itself, the art here is always changing so I’m happy I could capture this brief snapshot of Málaga history. All of these photos were taken during Spain’s state of emergency from March 16th through June 21st of 2020.