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Stunning modern homes in Los Arqueros

Check out these stunning modern homes in Los Arqueros

I recently photographed three stunning modern villas in Los Arqueros, an area a little to the west of San Pedro and southwest of Benahavis, on the Costa del Sol. For a photographer, these are the kind of homes that are a delight to work with, featuring the kind of top-end architecture, interior design and finishes you see on the pages of magazines like Architectural Digest. Read more

David Toms shoots the Urban Soul Orchestra

David Toms Professional Photographer shoots the Urban Soul Orchestra

As a string ensemble that bridges the divide between classical music, jazz and pop, the Urban Soul Orchestra is made up of a collective of classically trained artists that bring their genre right into the 21st century.

In an era where too many young people focus solely on vocal skills and stardom in itself, the real artist – i.e. the musician and songwriter – is in danger of being undervalued. We’re so used to listening to studio-manipulated recordings and downloading music onto modern audio devices that some of us don’t appreciate how live music can make you feel. Of course a pop or rock concert is great, but if you broaden your horizons you’ll find that there is so much out there to discover and enjoy. It may not be all to your taste, but there will be some amazing revelations to be had as you fill your treasure trove with musical gems that have the power to awe and inspire. Read more

A private villa wedding in Marbella…

A private villa wedding in Marbella, Costa Del Sol, Spain

A recent event that remains strong in the memory is the wedding of Soraya and Jason. Having travelled to Marbella from Portsmouth, they brought around 80 friends and family with them from the UK and other parts of the world, and made it a day to remember.

As ever, the temperature was mild, so even in October the ladies could wear summery dresses and the party could dine outside under the palm trees in the beautiful tropical gardens of Villa El Cid in Marbella. The marquis overlooked the pool and the surroundings at Los Flamingos, near the elegant Villa Padierna Hotel and its Tuscan-style golf course. Read more