During my short stay in Barcelona and already within the first day it was quite clear to me that Barcelona was a city of contrast, in more than just one aspect of the word. It’s quite the tourist place, and it has nice buildings and locations, but you don’t need to even walk into any dodgy back alley to see all the hustlers walking around to trick some stupid tourists or snatch their wallet. But when the night actually comes around and you do happen to walk in the alleyways, it’s almost absurd how frequently you’ll be bombared with offers of everything from the illegal scene. From all the drugs you can imagine to completely ongoing hookers that are pretty much begging you for sex (and money).
Based on his experience, Daniel Brokstad wanted to illustrate this with some of the photographs he took there. Overexaggerated of course, by splitting a scene in half, showing 50/50 of the good side and the bad side, to display the contrast of the city.