Aug 142013
 

As suggested by a reader, and since I haven’t much time to dedicate to shooting lately,  I’ll dig into my archives and post new pictures from our 2011 round the world trip. I also link back to some articles I wrote at the time regarding each destination.

Two years ago we were in Cuba. In our first days in La Havana, I had the pleasure to meet local street photographer Orlando Garcia.  I then wandered the streets of the capital for several days and was amazed by the amount of kids playing in the streets. I guess there is definitely some good to a Playstation free world. (click on pictures for high res)

Cuban riders yanidel

Friends play Habana Yanidel

scooter girl Habana yanidel

Girls phone booth habana yanidel

kid trolley habana yanidel

All pictures with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

Aug 132013
 

Like many artists, Mondrian might have gotten his inspiration by walking in the streets. (click on picture for high res)

Mondrian Yanidel

Nokia N8

Aug 112013
 

I finally got my Argentine driving licence this week. It took me two days and though the local administration is kind of odd, they are definitely very helpful people. The best part was probably when I inadvertedly parked (driving with my Swiss driving license)  in the wrong way in front of the Road and Transit administration. A policeman kindly made me aware of my wrongdoing and I could not help answering “hey, that is what I am here for, to get my driving license”.

(click on picture for high res)

Falcone San Martin Yanidel

Rosario – Nokia N8

Aug 092013
 

It is election weekend in Argentina. Each town will elect its municipal council and half of the National Chamber of Deputies will be renewed. The current government is at risk and there are high hopes it will be defeated, bringing more balance between the government and opposition.

Argentina is quite a young democracy and sincerely, it shows. I get puzzled almost daily by the latest news. So I thought I would comment now and then on some of the odd things that come to my attention.

As for today’s picture, taken in front of my city town hall, it seems that the forces in the shadows are already at work. Still, let’s hope that this will be a fraud free election.

election weekend argentina

Nokia N8

Aug 092013
 

It is has been a bit more than one year that we returned from our 80 weeks around the world trip. The shot below in one of the very last taken during this journey, in Mumbai. Today,  I could not help remembering these days where I could wander freely all day long and shoot in so many great places.

Twelve months later, I am now married, father of new born and learning to manage a shoe manufacturing company. Needless to say that my photographic production has dwindled to almost zero. The passion and motivation is still here but I simply haven’t found much time to dedicate to shooting. And this is becoming a problem in running this blog. On one side, I feel the quality of pictures I have been posting is simply not up to the standard I expect from myself. So in this  regards, maybe a solution would be to put the website on a hiatus. But on the other side, I have put so much work in my website in the past that giving it up would be very disappointing.

So, please, bear with me. This is a transition period and pieces need to fall into place. I’ll keep on posting, maybe as a way to share what life in Argentina feels like. Don’t expect amazing pictures, just documentary moments I can grab here and there. Still, I expect to be able to shoot street photography more frequently very soon. A trip to Paris is coming up in October.

Bus drivers in Mumbai

Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph.

Aug 072013
 

Quite an inventive way to quickly get rid of your girlfriend when a beautiful girl heads your way.  (click on picture for high res)

Roll away bride yanidel

Nokia N8, ISO800