Aug 232013

Even if it is worth nothing in monetary terms, better find a safe spot for your cherished car in Buenos Aires.  (click on picture for high res)

Fiat 500 buenos Aires Yanidel

Nokia N8

Jun 262013

The New York times published last week a very good interview about Henri Cartier-Bresson by journalist Sheila Turner Seed. I thought one of the questions would make a great poll (with a slight tweak). Answer below and then head to the interview to read Henri’s own answer to that question.

Poll #17
Are good street photographers good from the start ?


Indian HCB camera

 How many HCB’s around the world are just unaware of their innate talent ?

May 262013

Argentina has arguably produced two of the top five players in the history of football; Messi and Maradona. Will the next Messi-ah of football also come out of Rosario ?  (click on picture for high res)

Little Messi Yanidel

Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron IV at F2.0, 1/250, ISO160


May 102013

Almost surprisingly, there are quite a lot of gypsies in Argentina. They must also have boarded the immigrants boats in search of better fortunes. The same good fortune they promess you in the streets, after a small donation of course. (Click on picture for high res)


Leica M8  with 35mm Summicron IV

Apr 292013

I love how the word “el galán” sounds in Spanish, it basically has three meanings :

1. Good-looking man

2. A man that flirts with woman

3. An actor that plays roles of lovers.

In the case of this young man pictured in a Rosario Park, I guess the three of them work, don’t they ?  (click on picture for high res)

galan rosario yanidel

Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron IV at F4.0, 1/350, ISO160

Feb 282013

What is your favorite way to look for shots, do you walk with no destination in hope to stumble on the perfect scene ? Or do you just wait at a street corner for action to come your way ?

hunt street

Though I mainly wander aimelessly, the Pont des Arts in Paris where I like to hang around.

As for the previous poll “Including street art, billboards, ads in street photography is ?” (168 respondants), 55% of shooters felt is it ok when it adds a relevant layer to the picture. Obviously, the following question becomes : “What is relevant?”