Archives for the month of: July, 2012

Inside is good. It means exploring. It means going further and deeper. It’s a great theme for photography. This shot i took early this year in Buenos Aires. There is a famous street fair in “El caminito”. It means the short way. It’s all about Argentina’s art traditions and mostly Tango. From the street i would see houses like this one i shot. Stairways leading somewhere…sometimes a store sometimes a restaurant i don’t know. I didn’t check all. But they were always inviting me to explore with their doors open and their insides exposed.

 

Ok…Dreaming… I my friends know i love street photography and i love what a clean shot can give me. So i’m not the one with a big repertoire in long exposures. Anyway i find really interesting to play with it specially when there’s people involved. Something really amazing happens when we photograph. We actually can capture the image of a moment in time. When we  do a long exposure we capture many moments in one single shot. It’s something really amazing and intriguing. This shot i took in a New year’s eve on the dance floor. I love the mixture of bright and dark and blurry and sharp. The silhouettes pops up in a dreamy and ethereal way.

 

 

 

Movement. I guess there there are some ways of representing it. The first thing that pops in mind is blur. Movement generates blur. Funny that this is a photographic phenomenon. It doesn’t happen in the real world. Even so we always remember blur. How would the old represent movement? That’s an interesting question. I think that even more than blur the suspension of time photography allows can be the best instrument to show movement. A body falling from a building can be really crisp with no blur at all and yet the impression of speed will be enormous. A giant wave fills the same. Here is a much simpler example. A party and the movement people do when they are having fun. This shot is actually a frame of a music video i did last year. It depicts a party with a lot of thing going on…lots of movement…