Dec 102013

These are dark times for Argentina. Police forces of various provinces have gone on strike. While their demands are mostly valid, they cowardly leave all citizens to themselves, leaving the cities free to gangs of looters. The government once again remains mute and let the looters act as most of their electorate belongs to the low income classes.

The picture below depicts the Casa de Tucuman, where the declaration of Independance was signed almost 200 years ago. I am sure that Argentina’s founders would be quite ashamed if they witnessed what their nation is going through.  (click on picture for high res)

casa tucuman yanidel

Leica X1 at 36mm, F8.0, 1/500, ISO100

Dec 062013

I have returned from a 3000 kilometers road trip to Northern Argentina under a heat wave. I therefore thought that Hot wheels would definitely be a good wink to end this trip.  (click on picture for high res)

Hot wheels Yanidel

Leica X1 at 36mm, F8.0, 1/500, ISO100

Dec 052013

In Jujuy, a good twig can help a woman to seduce a man. Yet it is the twig merchant that they are all in love with.   (click on picture for high res)

twig merchant Yanidel

Leica X1 at 36mm, F4.0, 1/500, ISO100

Dec 032013

I am currently travelling in the North West of Argentina. Though not a photography trip, I did take along my X1 to take a few snaps whenever possible. The heat today reached over 42 Celsius (we are entering Summer here) so any dark places was welcome to take a break from the pounding sun. (click on picture for high res)

Tucuman hideout Yanidel

Leica X1 at 36mm, F4.0, 1/125, ISO400

Dec 022013

This is somewhat of an unconventional framing, and layers could have worked better. Yet, despite these shortcomings, I think this shot gives a great sense of what walking on Avenue de Rivoli on a Saturday afternoon feel like. (click on picture for high res)

Avenue de Rivoli

Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F5.6, 1/180, ISO160

Nov 292013

At Billy’s, retired people are not welcome. They eat to slowly. (click on picture for high res)

Billy Executive Yanidel

Leica X1 at 24mm, F4.0, 1/250, ISO400