Blue bars

Flower power or wrath, anything is possible between blue bars ... (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 90mm Tele Elmarit at F5.6, 1/250,...
Flower power or wrath, anything is possible between blue bars ... (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 90mm Tele Elmarit at F5.6, 1/250, ISO200

Photographic naivety – the shoe shiner.

One of the phrase you might hear when someone reviews some of your shots is "It's been done before". The question then becomes : does...
One of the phrase you might hear when someone reviews some of your shots is "It's been done before". The question then becomes : does it really matter ? or  should one be educated on the history of street photography before hitting the street ?  A great interview of Peter Earl McCollough on the Leica blog covers this topic. Some great points are made and I definitely recommend the read. As for today's picture, let's say that I acknowledge that my photography is sometimes quite naive and often not all that experimental. (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with...

Critique-a-shot #4 : Konstantin Mihailov and Axel Cordes

For this week column, let's head back to Europe and analyze work from photographers located in Germany and Austria. If you would like your shot...
For this week column, let's head back to Europe and analyze work from photographers located in Germany and Austria. If you would like your shot to go through this colum, please read here for instructions on how to submit. If you have already submitted a shot and it has not appeared yet, it will come soon ! Untitled by Konstantin Mihailov Leica M8 with Voigtlander 50mm 1.1, at F1.1, 1/3000, ISO160 Compostion Konstantin's picture has a panoramic structure as the key elements all happen within a thin central band. A crop would definitely work here though I know most people...

Fish ‘n’ mate

Fishermen often come close to our residency. They spend hours waiting for a nice Dorado or Boga to bite on their hooks. Meanwhile they'll quietly...
Fishermen often come close to our residency. They spend hours waiting for a nice Dorado or Boga to bite on their hooks. Meanwhile they'll quietly drink their mate scrutinizing the Parana River waters. They also like to chat and almost got me trained on fishing in a couple of hours, such great people.  (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 90mm Tele Elmarit at F4.0, 1/1500, ISO200

Florida Beach

Quite amazingly, Rosario has a wonderful beach called La Florida. By looking at the white (imported) sand, one would even expect to see blue waters...
Quite amazingly, Rosario has a wonderful beach called La Florida. By looking at the white (imported) sand, one would even expect to see blue waters and an infinite horizon line. No, to the opposite, the waters are brown from the sediments of the Parana River and huge cargos pass by in the distance fully loaded of precious soy and cereals. Finally, note that in Argentina, dogs also seem to know about "La dolce vitta". (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F8.0, 1/1000, ISO200 Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F8.0, 1/750, ISO200

Valentine Blues – the body shop

So you had no date for today's Valentine ? Don't worry, I know of a great shop where you'll find the perfect companion.  (click on...
So you had no date for today's Valentine ? Don't worry, I know of a great shop where you'll find the perfect companion.  (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 35mm Summicron IV at F2, 1/3000, ISO200 Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/180, ISO200, 0.6 ND filter.

For a few coins

At every taxi stops of downtown Rosario, you'll find the taxi doors openers. Be them adults or kids, they'll help you to get in the...
At every taxi stops of downtown Rosario, you'll find the taxi doors openers. Be them adults or kids, they'll help you to get in the cab in hope of a few coins in return. (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/4000, ISO200

Live decoration

When I first caught size of this scene, I thought the store owner had put a Mc Donalds type of dummy at the entrance as...
When I first caught size of this scene, I thought the store owner had put a Mc Donalds type of dummy at the entrance as decoration. After I took a second look, I realized he was moving ... (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/750, ISO200, 0.6 ND filter

5 reasons why digital will make you a better street photographer

A few days ago, I read a very interesting article by fellow street photographer Eric Kim about  "6 reasons why shooting film will make you...
A few days ago, I read a very interesting article by fellow street photographer Eric Kim about  "6 reasons why shooting film will make you a better street photographer".  It immediately made me reflect on why I actually used digital. I therefore contacted Eric to know if he minded that I wrote a similar article, yet on the reasons why I thought digital would make you a better street photographer. He gladly accepted as a way to share point of views and I thank him for that. Be it his reasons or mine, there will valid points in both opinions,...

Hidden peeks

I noticed many men wearing sunglasses in Rosario. Is it the bright summer sun, or a way to peek discreetly at the beautiful Rosarina's ? ...
I noticed many men wearing sunglasses in Rosario. Is it the bright summer sun, or a way to peek discreetly at the beautiful Rosarina's ?  (click on pictures to enlarge) Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F4.0, 1/250, ISO200 Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/4000, ISO200, ND filter