Manuel Alvarez Diestro is a photographer who lived in Morocco, Algeria, and Egypt for many years. In these places, he was particularly fascinated by the houses, not their interiors, but the facades of the buildings. Contrary to what one might think, his lens has not focused on historical, sacred or particularly important buildings, on the contrary, his shots are full of condominiums and council houses.
In the latter, in cities like Algiers or Cairo, one can see how the increasing tendency to fill houses with televisions is reflected on the outside of them.
Manuel Alvarez Diestro’s photos seem to capture a surreal scenario, where the thousands of satellite dishes become one with the architecture, and instead of negatively affecting the aesthetics, they seem to embellish the landscape even more.
Discover a selection of his shots below!