Take a trip around the world to Menorca, Spain, an island located just West of the mainland, with these beautiful black and white photos by Miguel Estrella.
“This summer i spent a wonderful week in Menorca. It is a beautiful island with marvellous beaches, as impressive if not more than the iconic Caribbean ones. Yet instead of sharing pictures from the seaside i decided to focus on their beautiful Fiestas. In them, the horse is the protagonist. The riders, called “caixers”, wearing black and white, are the core of the celebration of the traditional “jaleo”, where these riders make their horses stand up on to legs, while the crowd holds them laying their hands on the horse’s chests. An amazing experience you can’t miss. The pictures attached come from Es Castell”
Captured with a Leica M 240, the images were processed with the cool tones found in the traditional collection in Topaz B&W Effects. Small local edits and finishing adjustments such as the black frames were also used. Estrella explains, “what i like of Topaz is that it takes little time to get what you want. “
About the Photographer:
A 37 year old of Spanish origin, Miguel Estrella currently works for a multinational company in Switzerland. He is a passionate amateur and self taught photographer. Visit his website at www.m-journey.net