I can’t remember of any communist iconology depicting a smiling subject. Would have a little bit less of stiffness made the ideology work ? (click on picture for high res)
Leica X1 at 36mm, F4.0, 1/125, ISO200
By looking at the Saturday wanderers and surrounding buildings, one could almost be mislead and think this is a common street in Europe. Nevertheless, the flags are there to remind us that we are in the Southern hemisphere, in the heart of Rosario. Argentina is Europe’s most look alike cousin, but also the farthest. (click on picture for high res)
Leica X1 at 36mm, F7.1, 1/500, ISO200
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.
How many HCB’s around the world are just unaware of their innate talent ?
Last Thursday, Argentina celebrated its Day of the Flag (one of the many Holidays in this country). The main festivities took place in Rosario, at a place called the Flag Monument. It is indeed here that the first flag of Argentina was raised in 1812 by General Belgrano. Not easy to give a street photography twist to such a gigantic structure. (click on picture for high res)
Leica X1 at 36mm, F5.6, 1/500, ISO200
As you might remember, we visited Venice at the end of last year. I was finally able to go through the pictures and upload a selection on my portfolio website. Some have been posted before on this site, some are new. To discover them, follow this link : http://portfolio.yanidel.net/?page_id=853
Three weeks into my new dad job, my street photography output has definitely been reduced to close to zero. Indeed, the little one did not allow me to spend much time in the streets. Nevertheless, I am not completely idle and have taken the opportunity to make some order in my archives and think about some short and long term projects.
One of them is a street photography book on Paris. Actually, I already printed a few of them, but they are only drafts. I am pretty happy about the last one but still, it is not at the quality level I want it to evenutally be one day. So I have decided to wait: one year, two years … ten years, who knows. I don’t want to feel my book is good, I want it to be excellent. Yet to make it excellent, I need more pictures and to get more pictures …. I have to travel to Paris. So the news is that we will travel to Paris in October. And probably every year afterwards … until the book is complete. What a good excuse to make the trips last until 2023.
Paris – Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F5.6, 1/90, ISO160