Apr 102013

To find the best Chinese shadows in the city, head to Buenos Aires’s Chinatown.

Obvious !         (click on picture for high res)

chinatown buenos Aires yanidel

Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron IV at F2.8, 1/8000, ISO160

Mar 052013

I always try to get the candid picture first, without interacting with the subject. But then, I usually smile and will say something nice or funny. 95% of the times it works and people open up for a portrait. Two different kind of pictures, a smile apart. (click on pictures for high res)

Rosario – Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux at F2.8, ISO160

Feb 072013

While my main issue right now is lack of time to shoot due to our new settlement in Argentina, I do admit that I miss Paris a lot in terms of photography. Rosario is fine and there are a lot of opportunities, but Paris corresponds more to my vision of street photography. Though I know it will still be long time before we go there again, I think we will do our best in the future to spend a least a few weeks each year in the city of Lights. But before that, we must succeed in our new adventure here in Argentina. And then, maybe the dream situation of a having a life split between the two continents could eventually happen. Wishful thinking I guess. 

Meanwhile, I'll post some new picture of my Paris archive now and then.

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F5.6, 1/1000, ISO160

Leica M9 with

Nov 292011

Ok, this time you won’t have to wait to get the answer, so scroll below the picture

This picture was taken with the Fuji X10 (at 70mm, ISO500). Damn, I fell again to GAS as I could no resist it today when I saw it again in Melbourne. I guess my article on how to erradicate GAS will have to be delayed … my credibility just took a hit.

More to come about the X10 in the coming days. I’ll shoot some street photography with it in Melbourne.

Oct 122011

After two weeks of rest in Argentina, it is time to hit the road again. Tonight we head for Mendoza then will cross the border to Chile. We will be in Santiago for one day then take a trans pacific flight to Auckland, New Zealand. Here again, we will stay only one day (the Rugby World Cup has pushed lodging prices to the roof) and therefore connect straight to Sydney, Australia. It will then be time to start our great road trip, that is two months in a campervan. (click on picture for high res)

May 092011

Trees have turned yellow and the first cold nights have come. Winter will soon hit Argentina. It is time for us to head to Europe and start our world trip. Don’t cry for me Argentina, we will come back soon !  (click on pictures to enlarge)

Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron at F2.0, 1/4000, ISO200

May 082011

Elections are only weeks away and the streets of Rosario are invaded by partisans lobbying for their candidates. Though some younger ones won’t influence the outcome of this one, they might result decisive in a few years. (click on picture to enlarge)

Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F8.0, 1/500, ISO160