Jul 012013
 

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)

Smiling communist Yanidel

Leica X1 at 36mm, F4.0, 1/125, ISO200

Jun 292013
 

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)

Cordoba Calle Yanidel

Leica X1 at 36mm, F7.1, 1/500, ISO200

Jun 282013
 

Romance at ground level must be quite an odd thing to dogs.  (click on picture for high res)

Dogs and love

Rosario – Leica X1 with 35mm at F4.0, 1/250, ISO200

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 ?

Jun 242013
 

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)

Flag monument Rosario

Leica X1 at 36mm, F5.6, 1/500, ISO200

Jun 212013
 

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 terrace friends Yanidel

Paris – Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F5.6, 1/90, ISO160