It isn’t hard to document the island of Menorca, in fact it is painfully easy. Anything will look good, therefore I am always trying to look for the more unseen aspects of the island, be it a muddy swamp or a cow on a lunch break, which are just as beautiful as the sunsets or flowers.
Words and Photography by Andrea Urbez
I took these photos in 2018 and 2019 during various trips to the island, I brought my camera with me everywhere and documented some of the hikes I went on as well as the quiet and serene days I spent in the island.
I first visited Menorca with my family when I was only 4 months old and I have gone back every single summer since then. It is because of this that I consider the island a big part of my identity and childhood.
Menorca isn’t particularly crazy and trendy like Ibiza and it isn’t big and bustling like Mallorca but at the same time, it’s not as deserted as Formentera. Menorca is an island rooted in artisan tradition. It was established and sculpted by its farmers and traditional craftsmen and craftswomen. The closeness and charm of the local people from the island is contagious. The island has the most beautiful beaches, and the clear blue and green tones of its waters is always shocking, even to its most frequent visitors.
I don’t have many guidelines or rules when approaching photography, I like playing with the fine line between the perception of the beautiful and the ugly, and find beauty in visual contrasts like such.