Pick the guy that seems to spend too much time on social networks, and not enough time enjoying the pleasures of real life. (Click on picture for high res)
Rosario – Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron IV at F4.0, 1/2000, ISO160
It is often said that the Rosarinas (girls from Rosario) are the most beautiful women in Argentina. It is probably true, but then, I suppose that the Porteñas (girls from the port, that is Buenos Aires) have the best smiles.
Palermo, Buenos Aires – Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron IV at F2.0, 1/1000, ISO160
Unlucky, protecting your home and family is party of the daily life of Argentines, and this especially in large cities. So people make sure all entrances are securely protected, despite the daily bother it might represent. A missing piece, and your safety can be at risk. (Click on picture for high res)
Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron
Some street photographers believe that one can shoot and publish anything as long as it is legal. Others believe that some scenes should not be shot, or at least not published without the consent of the subject portrayed. In the later case, the concept of Human dignity is often mentioned, or in clearer words : shoot and publish whatever you like, as long as you respect the Humang dignity of your subjects.
Of course, the question becomes than “How do you define Human dignity” ? There is evidently no clear answer to that as it might vary a lot depending on your cultural background and personal character traits. What migh seem acceptable to one, might be dismissed by another photographer.
So, I propose we have a look at the picture below taken last Saturday in Rosario. What is your opinion in this regard ?
One of the big trends in modern street photography is to showcase various elements that are completely unrelated but somehow work all together. This picture has no clear meaning or message, only the photographer really knows what was going on in this scene. So, for once, I’ll let your imagination wander. (Click on picture for high res)
Leica M8 with 35 Summicron IV