Rosarinas and Portenas

It is often said that the Rosarinas (girls from Rosario) are the most beautiful women in Argentina. It is probably true, but then, I suppose...
It is often said that the Rosarinas (girls from Rosario) are the most beautiful women in Argentina. It is probably true, but then, I suppose that the Porteñas (girls from the port, that is Buenos Aires) have the best smiles. Palermo, Buenos Aires - Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron IV at F2.0, 1/1000, ISO160

The missing piece

Unlucky, protecting your home and family is party of the daily life of Argentines, and this especially in large cities. So people make sure all...
Unlucky, protecting your home and family is party of the daily life of Argentines, and this especially in large cities. So people make sure all entrances are securely protected, despite the daily bother it might represent. A missing piece, and your safety can be at risk. (Click on picture for high res) Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron

Weekly poll #16 : Human dignity and street photography

Some street photographers believe that one can shoot and publish anything as long as it is legal. Others believe that some scenes should not be...
Some street photographers believe that one can shoot and publish anything as long as it is legal. Others believe that some scenes should not be shot, or at least not published without the consent of the subject portrayed. In the later case, the concept of Human dignity is often mentioned, or in clearer words : shoot and publish whatever you like, as long as you respect the Humang dignity of your subjects. Of course, the question becomes than "How do you define Human dignity" ?  There is evidently no clear answer to that as it might vary a lot depending...

Kids in the back of the car

Old  cars and kids. What a classic mix for a picture. After the Fiat 500 in Paris and Citroen 2CV in Calafate, I can now...
Old  cars and kids. What a classic mix for a picture. After the Fiat 500 in Paris and Citroen 2CV in Calafate, I can now add the Renault 4L to this series. And more than the car, the shy little face hiding in its back seat.  (click on pictures for high res)

If we let kids repaint our cities …

... would their inhabitants be happier ?  (click on picture for high res) Rosario - Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron at F4.0, 1/500, ISO160
... would their inhabitants be happier ?  (click on picture for high res) Rosario - Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron at F4.0, 1/500, ISO160

Music is my soul

One of the big trends in modern street photography is to showcase various elements that are completely unrelated but somehow work all together. This picture...
One of the big trends in modern street photography is to showcase various elements that are completely unrelated but somehow work all together. This picture has no clear meaning or message, only the photographer really knows what was going on in this scene. So, for once, I'll let your imagination wander. (Click on picture for high res) Leica M8 with 35 Summicron IV

The dogs train

In a middle class neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, a man struggles to keep his footing while driving a dogs train. Why so many dogs? Because...
In a middle class neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, a man struggles to keep his footing while driving a dogs train. Why so many dogs? Because it is probably the only way that owners can afford the service. Every peso counts in Argentina. As for the dogs, they seem to enjoy the walk. Well, at least the ones that drive the train. Not sure the sight is great in the back. (Click on picture for high res ) Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron at F5.6, 1/1000, ISO100

Chinese shadows

To find the best Chinese shadows in the city, head to Buenos Aires's Chinatown. Obvious !         (click on picture for high res) Leica M8 with...
To find the best Chinese shadows in the city, head to Buenos Aires's Chinatown. Obvious !         (click on picture for high res) Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron IV at F2.8, 1/8000, ISO160

A perfectly failed street photograph

Avenida Corrientes in Buenos Aires. Four lanes of cars speeding down the one way street. Thousands of shoppers rushing home before down falls on the...
Avenida Corrientes in Buenos Aires. Four lanes of cars speeding down the one way street. Thousands of shoppers rushing home before down falls on the city. Suddenly I spot a couple kissing on the side of the road. I force my way into the crowd to get into position and quickly raise my camera to my eyes. In fear to lose the decisive moment, I quickly press the shutter. "Sh.t !"   (excuse my French) Just as I hit the shutter, a few cars and a bunch of ladies suddenly intrude in my frame and sent my hopes of a good...

Gaucho for yuppies

A surprising sighting in Buenos Aires since the gaucho look is more an attribute of the vast lands described as "the interior" by Argentines. Still,...
A surprising sighting in Buenos Aires since the gaucho look is more an attribute of the vast lands described as "the interior" by Argentines. Still, when it is market time, people come from all over the province to sell their goods in the upscale market of San Telmo. (click on pictures for high res) Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron IV at F2.0, 1/350, ISO640