Passion and friendship

They have come from all over the Entre-Rios, Santa Fe and Buenos Aires provinces. Horse riding is their passion, but friendship is what brings them...
They have come from all over the Entre-Rios, Santa Fe and Buenos Aires provinces. Horse riding is their passion, but friendship is what brings them back time after time to the rodeos. Meat will be eaten, there ain't no servings here, you pay it by the kilo. Wine and beer will be drunk, there ain't no glasses here, just liters. And music will be played, there ain't no chorus here, only the endless quest of the Payadores. (click on picture for high res) Leica X1 at 36mm, F8.0, 1/500, ISO160

The jineteada

As we reached our weekend house to spend the 1st of May Holiday, loud sounds of folkore music could be heard in the field behind...
As we reached our weekend house to spend the 1st of May Holiday, loud sounds of folkore music could be heard in the field behind our property. It did not take us long to figure out that a jineteada (rodeo) was taking place. I grabbed my camera and headed there for an afternoon into the deep soul of Argentina. During the next few days, I'll post pictures of this event, so keep posted! (click on picture for high res)   Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F1.4, 1/2000, ISO160

The butcher

In Argentina, a good butcher will cut his arm off to make sure you won't head home empty handed.  (click on picture for high res)...
In Argentina, a good butcher will cut his arm off to make sure you won't head home empty handed.  (click on picture for high res) Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron at F2.8, 1/90, ISO640