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An Ibiza summer in 21 pictures

Staff photographer selects his favourite photographs of the 2018 season on the island.

The year always seems to go by so quickly when you live on Ibiza. The winter months build a sense of anticipation and excitement as promoters reveal club plans for the season. Springtime goes by in a flash with island dwellers enjoying the White Isle blooming and the first beach days.

When the season starts, the opening weeks usher in an exciting whirlwind of parties, each one more special than the last. As the heat rises, we reach the peak of the summer. Sun-kissed days are filled with island excursions while nights are spent in serious grooving on the dance floor.

Then September and October supply a string of closing extravaganzas, each more incredible than the previous. A full season happens in the blink of an eye, yet some moments stand out as particularly special.

As Ibiza Spotlight's photographer, I am very lucky to be able to capture these moments throughout the year. Here is a selection of snaps that made the Ibiza 2018 season for me.


Springtime arrives with a blast of colour at the Atzarò Spring Festival.


Enjoying those early sunsets from Es Codolar beach by Las Salinas.


Chic decorations at the opening of a brand new Pacha.


Sailing the crystal blue waters of the Balearic sea with the Smart Charter boat fleet.


The Amnesia Terrace packed to the rafters for the legendary club's opening party .


Photographing Robert De Niro and friends at Nobu hotel in Talamanca.


Sunshine vibes at the Ushuaïa opening hosted by the ANTS crew.


Explosive scenes at IMS Dalt Vila.


Intimate acoustic sessions with World Unplugged at La Granja.


The Sunday drumming meet-up at Benniras Beach.


Capturing the blood moon lunar eclipse over Es Vedrà.


Deadmau5 on point at the Eric Prydz residency at Hï Ibiza.


Shout out to the 12 clubs in 12 hours gang!


Those wicked drinks and tapas at S'Escalinata in Ibiza Town.


The perfect sunset experience at Punta Galera.


Hanging out day and night with Cassy.


Jamming with Tim Green at Cocoon Daytime in August.


Lunch by the sea at the rustic Fish Shack restaurant.


Patrick Topping winning best tech house artist at the DJ Awards in this flamboyant shirt.


Exploring the majestic coastline around Cala d'Albarca.


Listening to those sick DJ sets at the Circoloco closing party as the sun went down.


We can all safely say that it has been another tremendous season in 2018 on Ibiza. We all have our own special memories from this past summer on the island. No matter what, it still remains one of the most uniquely beautiful and magical places to visit in the world.

From a photographer's perspective, I cannot wait to see what 2019 holds and what special moments will reveal themselves ready to be captured.


WORDS and PHOTOGRAPHY | Michael Tomlinson

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