A Homage To Catalonia: The Rockabilly Photographs of Manel Lanzon

4988309686_50dfdf9e93_z“I think few periods could be more sickening, more disillusioning or, finally, more nerve-racking than those evil days of street warfare.” = George Orwell, from his Book, Homage to Catalonia

by Sad Man’s Tongue, Photos by Manel Lanzon

Oh if only George Orwell were alive today to see the wonderful pictures of a Rockabilly festival held in Catalonia, province of Spain, every year, in Calafell. But times change and so do the streets of Catalonia. It’s a big difference from the Spanish Civil War of the late 1930s to the Rockabilly festival held every year in Calafell, Catalonia, Spain.

I first stumbled upon this photographer’s pictures by accident. Searching the internet for rockabilly images I stumbled upon a few pictures here and a few pictures there. When I started to piece together some of my favorites they all seemed similar in style, an incredible style that is. As I delved further I found they were indeed from the same photographer, Manel Lanzon of the Catalonia province of Spain.

He has a wonderful blog here, PhotoManiac, wich I strongly recommend you check out for photos other than rockabilly that are just as incredible. You can also check out his website, www.manelanzon.com.

I think what I find the most intriguing about the following photos is that there are no models, no special lighting, and no studios. Just a passionate photographer and his camera working magic on his subject matter. I hope you enjoy the real pictures of real people celebrating the Rockabilly Life, and I hope he does not mind our blog on him.

Here is the first series of a series of four.

Source: PhotoMania

About Sad Man's Tongue: Rockabilly Bar & Bistro - Prague

We are a Bar and Bistro where old school meets the new school, dedicated to preserving the roots of rock and roll and it's modern adaptations as well as preserving the cultural identity of our neighborhood through our food, the the principles of the slow food movement. A little bit of rockabilly and retro combine with the kustom kulture of today, in an atmosphere devoid of Pretension.
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