Jun 192013

Once you leave downtown Rosario, streets look pretty much the same all over the city. This is a typical street corner, mix of Spanish colonial architecture and the wide avenues of the New World. (click on picture for high res)

street corner Rosario

Leica X1 at 24mm, F8.0, 1/250, ISO100

Jun 182013

It is never easy to post a picture of a Ford Falcon without risking to hurt sensitivities. It is indeed deeply associated to a dark period of Argentina’s history. Yet I also do find it a fascinating car, and can’t help imagine B movies stories whenever I see one at night.  (click on picture for high res)

Back Ford Falcon

Leica X1 at 24mm, 1/60, ISO1600


Jun 162013

It is often not advised to buy a Leica if one of the main use is to shoot his kids. Now I understand why. But still, it is feasible and its limitations might lead you to frame outside of the box (in the first sense evidently).  So this morning I mounted the 90mm Macro Elmar with close up adapter on my M9. Quite a challenge and difficult to get sharp shots, but who cares, it is all about the moment, isn’t it ?

Mathis and mom Yanidel

Leica M9 with 90mm Macro Elmar at F4.0, 1/25, ISO800

Jun 142013

Two weeks already have gone by since I became a father. And I haven’t posted since then. This is one of the first learning of a first time dad, it does not really let you time to do anything else. I still have my camera with me all the time, but 99% of pictures are about that little thing that keeps you up late at nights. But don’t worry, this blog ain’t gonna be the next  cutebabies.com

Still, I miss a lot shooting in the streets and will eventually get back to it very soon.

Ok, I promess, I’ll get back to real stuff soon ;)  (click on picture for high res)

self portrait cafeteria yanidel

Self-portrait – Idle street photographer – Leica X1 at 36mm, F2.8, 1/40, ISO1600

May 312013

You might have noticed that I haven’t posted in quite a few days. Well, the reason was that my wife Natalia gave birth to our first child yesterday. One of the name she suggested was surprisingly “Henri”. I thought it would be a bit too fanboy for a street photographer

So Mathis it is, born in Rosario on a sunny Autumn day.    (click on picture for high res)

Mathis and Nata

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 252013

After a three years long pensum in Argentina’s second division, Rosario Central finally won its ticket back to the upper League last weekend. Celebrations took place all over town and I ultimately found out my neighbour is crazy, throwing bomb-like firecrackers on top of our roof. You’ll guessed that I am fan of the other club in town, Newell’s Old Boys. Still, I am glad that Central is back since the city’s derby will take place again next season., welcome back Classico !!

Rosario Central fans