2800 meters high

Quito is exhaustive for street photography since it is mostly made of hills. The altittude of 2800 meters does not help either, I felt myself...
Quito is exhaustive for street photography since it is mostly made of hills. The altittude of 2800 meters does not help either, I felt myself short of air quite a few times. And finally, your camera must be kept firmly in your hands since pickpocket seems a local favorite. This apart, Quito is wonderful with stunning cityscapes and a great mix of modern and colonial buildings. Has for its inhabitants, better leave the pictures do the talking. (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

Some thoughts on Mexico and street shooting there.

Our month of traveling all over Mexico has come to an end. Like I did previously for Turkey and Cuba, it is time to put...
Our month of traveling all over Mexico has come to an end. Like I did previously for Turkey and Cuba, it is time to put together a few thoughts on this great "road trip", as well as some impressions on shooting street photography in Mexico. 1) Mexicans are probably the most pacific people I have ever met : courteous, helpful, smiling and always with that special "take it easy" attitude. Cars stop to let you cross the street and there is no need to separate opposing fans at football stadiums, they'll just sit quietly next to each other . It...

Registrations closed

"Sorry Ladies, we have no more openings for this semester. Moreover, I am not sure you quite fit the requisites".  (click on picture for high...
"Sorry Ladies, we have no more openings for this semester. Moreover, I am not sure you quite fit the requisites".  (click on picture for high res) Leica M8 with 35mm Lux Asph at F2.8, 1/1000, ISO160

San Miguel in three soundtracks

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Showgirls The Doors ("Should I stay or should I go" or "Show me the way to the next...
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Showgirls The Doors ("Should I stay or should I go" or "Show me the way to the next whisky bar") All taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

Oaxaca – Paris

I have struggled shooting in Oaxaca. So much that my only real keeper is probably my most Paris like shot since the beginning of the...
I have struggled shooting in Oaxaca. So much that my only real keeper is probably my most Paris like shot since the beginning of the trip.  (click on picture for high res)

Vote for my book “Little Crimes of Paris”

As I had mentioned on my facebook page, my book "Little Crimes of Paris" is one of the 200 works that have been selected for...
As I had mentioned on my facebook page, my book "Little Crimes of Paris" is one of the 200 works that have been selected for the People Choice Voting in the Travel category. Voting is open up to the 30th of August, so if you think my book deserves the Award, please follow this link and vote for it. Little Crimes of Paris by Yanidel | Make Your Own Book

Meeting street photographers V : Orlando Garcia

When I started this series, I thought it would be very difficult to find street photographers in Cuba. I guess I got lucky because we...
When I started this series, I thought it would be very difficult to find street photographers in Cuba. I guess I got lucky because we ran into a small photography fair on our first day in Cuba. Indeed, the work of several street photographers were exposed on Havana's main street and proposed for sale. After having a quick look at the various displays, I spotted a stand whose street photographs were in my opinion a notch over the other ones. It is at that point that I met Orlando Garcia. I introduced myself and asked him whether I could interview...

The cowboys of San Cristobal de las Casas

Stuck between modernity and tradition, the cowboys of San Cristobal roam around the city in search of a future.  (click on pictures for high res)...
Stuck between modernity and tradition, the cowboys of San Cristobal roam around the city in search of a future.  (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

Lodging in Cuba – The Casas Particulares

I know many of you people are considering a trip to Cuba, especially since it is an extraordinary destination for photography. Here is another article...
I know many of you people are considering a trip to Cuba, especially since it is an extraordinary destination for photography. Here is another article relating to traveling in Cuba, covering this time the casas particulares, a cheap and exceptional way to lodge while discovering the country. During our 12 days tour, we only resided in Cuba's equivalent of the Bed & Breakfasts that can be found all over the world, which are named "Casa particular" in Cuba. We found the experience amazing and would highly recommend it to visitors considering a trip to Cuba. Here is a list of...