I made this photograph in January, soon after arriving in Barcelona. I immediately fell in love with the city. It has that very old, European feel to it, where there is incredible history around every corner. All the streets in my barrio were just narrow alleyways that link up unique, charming plazas with bars and cafes and outdoor seating, everyone drinking vino in the afternoons, eating tapas and people watching. I love getting lost in that part of town – you're guaranteed to run into something amazing, like a 500-year old basilica now being used as an indoor market. Interesting fact: I learned that Picasso grew up the next street over from my flat in the Gothic Quarter. The brothel he frequented was just a few blocks away as well... uh, so there's that!
Photo: Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, 2013