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Trafalgar Square 2009

Latest Alqueria pieces

Flamenco dancer

Ritmo Andaluz Show


John MacDonald (El Sordo)

Creator of Alqueria & its dysfunctional inhabitants

John lives with his partner, Maria in Madrid.
Although British he was brought up in Australia and New Zealand.
He has lived and worked in Southern Africa and Saudi Arabia, he once tried light soldiering serving with the British Army in Germany, he confesses to being a terrible soldier however.

He writes freelance for many international and domestic magazines including several English Speaking Spanish periodicals, he also takes his own photographs.

He wrote ‘Enchanting Spain’ in 2015 which is published by John Beaufoy Publishing of London. (ISBN 978-1-909612-70-9)

With a special interest in the Spanish Civil War, John has shed new light on the controversial Fallen Soldier photograph made by Robert Capa in 1936.

John’s Alqueria articles are to be broadcast weekly by Spectrum Radio.
He is writing the scripts and producing the program through his production company IndaloProductions.com.

John is a qualified photographer and has a diploma in freelance journalism.
He also studied archaeology with the University of Exeter and University College London.


John MacDonald. Escritor y fotógrafo desde 1999
Συγγραφέας και φωτογράφος

John’s work has appeared in the following publications:-
Costa Del Sol News (Spain)

Costa Brava News (Spain)
The Olive Press (Spain)
Costa Tropical News (Spain)
Barcelona Metropolitan (Spain)
Barcelona Reporter (Spain)
Costa Levante News (Spain)
Costa Almeria News (Spain)
The Broad Sheet (Spain)
Beccles Life (UK)
Devon Life (Photographic) (UK)
Suffolk Magazine (UK)
Spanish Insights Magazine (Spain)
AntiDull (Photographic) (USA)
Replicante Magazine (Mexico)
Soltalk (Spain)
Interval World (USA)
Spanish Sun (Spain)
Tombstone Times (USA)
Typically Spanish (Spain)
Soltimes (Alqueria) (Spain)
Eye on Spain (Spain)
Costa Tropical News (Spain)
The Freedom Press (UK)
Public House Magazine (UK)
Columbus Travel Media (UK)

Enchanting Spain (The travel book, Published by John Beaufoy Publishing ISBN 978-1-909612-70-9)
Tiberio & Vega
A Tale of Two Cats (A childrens’ story. To be published soon)
: The Radio Play (Script and production)
Uggaby: The Radio Play (By Public House Magazine)
(To be broadcast weekly)

John’s production company, Indalo Productions.com is based in Garrucha, Almería, Spain


Available for photojournalist, event and boudoir commissions.








A photo journey
through Spain


Written by:
John MacDonald
Patricia Díaz Pereda.

ISBN 978-1-909612-70-9
To order from Amazon.co.uk
Click here

by John MacDonald



Moving on a pavement artist. London. 2009



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