‘Visions’ by Álvaro Sánchez-Montañés

The photographic series ‘Visions’ by Álvaro Sánchez-Montañés shows a different aspect of the growing and changing city of Dubai.

Through the different shots, a particular point of view of this metropolis, sitted in the middle of the desert, is shown. It is a city in continuous development, where we could see concrete and glass skeletons from several buildings, which are still under construction, amid the sandstorms.

‘Visions’ by Álvaro Sánchez-Montañés, shows us a city in constant construction, unfinished. Facing the exterior image of luxury and modernity, these photographs reflect a more disheveled and confused view.

Large extensions of debris, building lots, unfinished skyscrapers, construction fences or even recharged advertising images that contrast with the arid landscape; these have the main role in this photographer’s work. 

Throughout the series, the pastel colors highlight the misty aesthetics of the landscape.

The tones of the sand intermingle with the colors of the new façades, while the profiles of the new constructions vanish in the sky.

Ultimately, ‘Visions’ by Álvaro Sánchez-Montañés reflects a hidden face of Dubai, a city of large empty avenues during the warmest hours and half-built corners. It shows a reality that has nothing to do with the general luxurious appearance that the city exhibits.