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
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
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)
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)
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
As we reach our final weekend in Rosario, it came to my mind that very few of my pictures actually showed how the city looks like. This slideshow portrays downtown Rosario and all the activity that comes with it. Pay attention to details, as you know, I always try to give my picture a street photography spin ;) Click here or on picture to launch slideshow.
That man probably helped to build many of Rosario’s high rises during his life. A longer break would be well deserved, I mean retirment of course. (click on picture to enlarge)