The flower prison

Even surrounded by flowers all day, work often feels like a prison.  (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon a at F1.4,...
Even surrounded by flowers all day, work often feels like a prison.  (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon a at F1.4, 1/2000, ISO160

13 ways to shoot candids

A candid picture is in my opinion the ultimate goal in street photography. By candid, one means taking a shot where the presence of the...
A candid picture is in my opinion the ultimate goal in street photography. By candid, one means taking a shot where the presence of the photographer does not alter the scene. Indeed, people have a tendency to modify their behavior when they find themselves being photographed. Some will smile, others will look away while most of the subjects will look at you in a puzzled way. Hopefully, there are some techniques to avoid this change of attitude, click here or on the picture to discover them. Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F8.0, 1/250, ISO160, ND filter

The day the earth blew up …

Hopefully, younger generations are looking in the right direction. (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/1000, ISO800
Hopefully, younger generations are looking in the right direction. (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/1000, ISO800

10 reasons why Mar del Plata is a street photographer’s paradise

When one thinks about street photography destinations, cities such as New York and Paris come up as the metropolis that have attracted the most street...
When one thinks about street photography destinations, cities such as New York and Paris come up as the metropolis that have attracted the most street photographers over the last century. Though obviously, any city will do for street photography, there are special places where one find itself completely at ease. That was my case in Mar del Plata, which  just broke into my list of favourite cities for street photography. Thinking retrospectively about why I found Mar del Plata such a wonderful place for street photography, I came up with a list of 10 reasons : #1)  It is a...

The lost surfer

At some age, I guess the way to the beach is not as easy to remember. (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 35mm...
At some age, I guess the way to the beach is not as easy to remember. (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/250, ISO400

Cruising

Probably a thrilling feeling to some to be on the back seat of a bad boy's motorcycle.  (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with...
Probably a thrilling feeling to some to be on the back seat of a bad boy's motorcycle.  (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/500, ISO400

Mar del Plata

Argentina's biggest sea resort where hundred thousands converge for the months of January and February. Probably not my favorite place to go to the beack,...
Argentina's biggest sea resort where hundred thousands converge for the months of January and February. Probably not my favorite place to go to the beack, yet surprisingly, this city is absolutely wonderful for street photography. I'll come back to that tomorrow.  (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F8, 1/250, ISO160

The chess game at the market

While their parents are busy attending customers at the artcraft market, kids play chess. Great to see that some kids still enjoy these games, away...
While their parents are busy attending customers at the artcraft market, kids play chess. Great to see that some kids still enjoy these games, away from the world of video consoles. (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/45, ISO800

The kick at sunset

It is often a little known fact that Argentina belongs to the best nations in rugby. So as the sun set on the beach, a...
It is often a little known fact that Argentina belongs to the best nations in rugby. So as the sun set on the beach, a few kicks seemed the most natural way to bring the ball back home for that boy.  (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F2.8, 1/4000, ISO200, ND filter

Villa Gesell – Shopping by the sea

A few kilometers away from quiet Mar Azul stands Villa Gesell. In European terms, this city is like Rimini in Italy, La Grande Motte in...
A few kilometers away from quiet Mar Azul stands Villa Gesell. In European terms, this city is like Rimini in Italy, La Grande Motte in France or Torremolinos in Spain. Mass tourism, party and ... main streets dedicated to shopping. And we all know that in vacations, temptations are even more difficult to resist. (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/250, ISO80, ND filter