Candyland: Nick Frank rocks the casbah with sweet minimalist images of The Red Wall

On an inviting coastline in Spain, basking in the warm Alicante sunshine lies a historical housing project that has inspired generations.

Via Creative Boom submission | All images courtesy of Nick Frank

Via Creative Boom submission | All images courtesy of Nick Frank

La Muralla Roja (literally, The Red Wall) on the rocky cliffs of Calpe was designed by architect Ricardo Bofill in the '60s and has since attracted people from all over the world, keen to explore its interesting angles, colourful contrasts and Middle Eastern-inspired wonder.

One recent visitor was Munich-based photographer Nick Frank, famed for his pop-coloured, minimalist photography that often picks out the architectural details others might overlook. He found the bright shades of pink, blue, purple and red at The Red Wall most appealing and applied his usual style to create a series entitled Candyland.

Heavily influenced by the North African culture of the casbah, a walled fort with few windows, The Red Wall has plenty of private and public spaces, with high walls providing much-welcome shade and cut-out structures offering glimpses of the sea beyond. Many have photographed these candy-coloured, geometric walls, but none quite like Nick Frank. By homing in on various details, Nick gives us an alternative view of a much-loved Spanish wonder. See more of Nick's minimalist photography at


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