Mount Puig, Spain

A little news from my studio…

I guess “Costa del Sol” – the Coast of the Sun – is not the first thing you think of when you see this photo?


However, in March 2010 I visited a peace research colleague who has a house up the hills from Benidorm in the Alicante province in Spain. The weather was ever-changing, very dramatic. I decided to take my rented car and drive up the mountain. I stopped and took pictures here and there, and even though the clouds were all around me and there was a light rain, everything was fine.

Until, that is, the narrow tarmac road changed into gravel that changed into a very slippery greensoap-like mud road. Scared, I couldn’t but drive on in the hope to find a place to turn around and go back. But there was no such place.

Then suddenly the car slid into the bushes and stones along the rock side and there I was, stuck no matter what I tried to do. It was a Saturday and I had to walk the whole way down and contact a rescue company that managed to get the car down the next day. The bill for this photo wasn’t small…

However, I am grateful to be alive. Had the car slid to the other side and over the cliff, I don’t think I would be here to tell you this.


“Mount Puig, Spain”  2010
Inkjet print on Canson fine arts paper.
Can also be printed on canvas and steel.
Formats & prices (excl postage)
A5 (148 × 210 mm) – Edition unlimited, 20 US$
A4 (210 × 297 mm) – Edition 50, US$ 75
A3+ (329 x 483 mm) – Edition 25, US$ 180
A1 (610 x 910 mm) – Edition 10, US$ 750
Signed and numbered.
Comes with print authenticity documentation.
© Jan Oberg

May 25, 2012


One Comment

  1. This photo is very like a painting and immediately made me think of a dream. Fog, shadows, there is an atmosphere of silent desolation and mysteryThe story you tell could be exactly what one dreams. You were very lucky to escape!

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