Juan Rodrí­guez Morales

Ghost World (Ongoing)
Location: Madrid (Spain)
Nationality: Spanish
Biography: Born in Madrid (Spain),  Juan Rodríguez Morales  is an emerging documentary photographer based in Madrid.  In 2003, he completed his studies in psychology. Afterwards, he studied photography in Alcobendas (Madrid) at... MORE
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Ghost World (Ongoing)
Copyright Juan Rodríguez Morales 2022
Updated Nov 2014
Topics Documentary, Melanch, Ordinary People, Small Town, Street, Suburb

I grew up in a town near a big city. No matter its name, all locations around the capital are roughly equal. Before becoming a large urban center, these cities were small towns during the sixties, where many people from all over the country came with the idea of working in the capital. Since, these have undergone tremendous changes. Its population has grown exponentially and most of these cities are about 100,000 people. They have quality public services, entertainment and a standard of living more than remarkable.However, despite development, life seems to have stood still. The important things happen a few miles from here, in the now big city; however, in what are now considered the suburbs, no one seems to be aware of life outside. It seems that energy has moved to the big malls around the town leaving it empty, hollow. Everyone seems to be passing, whether to go to the capital to work or to spend the weekend shopping. In the placid suburbs, life goes smoothly and even a strange sense of ennui and melancholy pervades everything. This series tries to pick those feelings.

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