Calle Cordoba

By looking at the Saturday wanderers and surrounding buildings, one could almost be mislead and think this is a common street in Europe. Nevertheless, the...
By looking at the Saturday wanderers and surrounding buildings, one could almost be mislead and think this is a common street in Europe. Nevertheless, the flags are there to remind us that we are in the Southern hemisphere, in the heart of Rosario. Argentina is Europe's most look alike cousin, but also the farthest.  (click on picture for high res) Leica X1 at 36mm, F7.1, 1/500, ISO200

Dogs and romance

Romance at ground level must be quite an odd thing to dogs.  (click on picture for high res) Rosario - Leica X1 with 35mm at...
Romance at ground level must be quite an odd thing to dogs.  (click on picture for high res) Rosario - Leica X1 with 35mm at F4.0, 1/250, ISO200

Weekly Poll #17 : Are good street photographers good from the start ?

The New York times published last week a very good interview about Henri Cartier-Bresson by journalist Sheila Turner Seed. I thought one of the questions...
The New York times published last week a very good interview about Henri Cartier-Bresson by journalist Sheila Turner Seed. I thought one of the questions would make a great poll (with a slight tweak). Answer below and then head to the interview to read Henri's own answer to that question. [yop_poll id="4"]    How many HCB's around the world are just unaware of their innate talent ?

In honor of the flag

Last Thursday, Argentina celebrated its Day of the Flag (one of the many  Holidays in this country). The main festivities took place in Rosario, at...
Last Thursday, Argentina celebrated its Day of the Flag (one of the many  Holidays in this country). The main festivities took place in Rosario, at a place called the Flag Monument. It is indeed here that the first flag of Argentina was raised in 1812 by General Belgrano. Not easy to give a street photography twist to such a gigantic structure.  (click on picture for high res) Leica X1 at 36mm, F5.6, 1/500, ISO200

Venice gallery

As you might remember, we visited Venice at the end of last year. I was finally able to go through the pictures and upload a...
As you might remember, we visited Venice at the end of last year. I was finally able to go through the pictures and upload a selection on my portfolio website. Some have been posted before on this site, some are new. To discover them, follow this link : http://portfolio.yanidel.net/?page_id=853

Idle times and Paris

Three weeks into my new dad job, my street photography output has definitely been reduced to close to zero. Indeed, the little one did not...
Three weeks into my new dad job, my street photography output has definitely been reduced to close to zero. Indeed, the little one did not allow me to spend much time in the streets. Nevertheless, I am not completely idle and have taken the opportunity to make some order in my archives and think about some short and long term projects. One of them is a street photography book on Paris. Actually, I already printed a few of them, but they are only drafts. I am pretty happy about the last one but still, it is not at the quality...

Reconciliation

When a lot of damage has been done, reconciliation becomes a long and curly road. (click on picture for high res) Paris - Leica M9...
When a lot of damage has been done, reconciliation becomes a long and curly road. (click on picture for high res) Paris - Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F2.8, 1/500, ISO160

A street corner

Once you leave downtown Rosario, streets look pretty much the same all over the city. This is a typical street corner, mix of Spanish colonial...
Once you leave downtown Rosario, streets look pretty much the same all over the city. This is a typical street corner, mix of Spanish colonial architecture and the wide avenues of the New World. (click on picture for high res) Leica X1 at 24mm, F8.0, 1/250, ISO100

In the back of the Ford Falcon

It is never easy to post a picture of a Ford Falcon without risking to hurt sensitivities. It is indeed deeply associated to a dark...
It is never easy to post a picture of a Ford Falcon without risking to hurt sensitivities. It is indeed deeply associated to a dark period of Argentina's history. Yet I also do find it a fascinating car, and can't help imagine B movies stories whenever I see one at night.  (click on picture for high res) Leica X1 at 24mm, 1/60, ISO1600  

Mother and son

It is often not advised to buy a Leica if one of the main use is to shoot his kids. Now I understand why. But...
It is often not advised to buy a Leica if one of the main use is to shoot his kids. Now I understand why. But still, it is feasible and its limitations might lead you to frame outside of the box (in the first sense evidently).  So this morning I mounted the 90mm Macro Elmar with close up adapter on my M9. Quite a challenge and difficult to get sharp shots, but who cares, it is all about the moment, isn't it ? Leica M9 with 90mm Macro Elmar at F4.0, 1/25, ISO800