Barrio Barracas | puente vehicular | Neighbourhood of Barracas | car bridge<br>
Fine Art Photography on Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl | 30 x 45cm<br>
The image of this classic bridge, which somehow reminds me of Berlin and which also can be seen in several movies, with its cobblestone and tramway tracks reminiscent of distant times, was one of the first to be part of this photographic series. Barrio Caballito | Avenida Rivadavia, Subte | Neighbourhood of Caballito | Rivadavia Av., Underground<br>
Fine Art Photography on Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl | 30 x 45cm<br>
At this place, visible and at the same time slightly obstructed, thus mostly overlooked, the trains of the Line A, the oldest Undreground in the southern hemisphere, come to daylight and onto the noisy and always congested Rivadavia Avenue, in order to drive to the nearby depot.<br>
I made this discovery on a Sunday morning when the rising sun and the early haze gave this elegant picture the right light... Barrio La Boca | calle Caminito | Neighbourhood of La Boca | Caminito street<br>
Fine Art Photography on Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl | 30 x 45cm<br>
This time a dense layer of fog covered the northern part of the city, on a holiday eve in the middle of the week, forcing me once again to leave at full speed towards the downtown area.<br>
When I arrived at La Boca, at about 2 a.m., without a soul in sight, almost all the fog had dissipated, but not without leaving a thin layer of humidity, which ultimately made the cobblestone shine so beautifully in front of this mythical little street, during a magical and mysterious moment of which I was the only witness.
Barrio La Boca | Puente Transbordador Nicolás Avellaneda | Neighbourhood of La Boca | Transporter Bridge<br>
Fine Art Photography on Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl | 30 x 45cm & Fine Art Photography on Hahnemühle Photo Rag | 40x60cm<br>
Always looking for the fog, I woke up very early on Sunday morning, but as I looked out I noticed that the predicted weather had not occurred. Nevertheless I checked the forecast again and saw that fog had come up in the harbour area. So I packed my things and hurried towards the city, just in time to take this picture of the iconic transporter bridge in La Boca, by the way the only one of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Barrio Monserrat | Avenida de Mayo | Neighbourhood of Monserrat | May Avenue<br>
Fine Art Photography on Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl | 30 x 45cm<br>
The scenery of this place, with the subway access, the decorative lantern, the mythical Palacio Barolo and the impressive façade of the building 'La Inmobiliaria' create a unique frame that I had to capture.<br>
It was an early Sunday morning shortly after sunrise, but the street was still in the shade, with several people close by at a bus stop, so I had to hurry so that nobody disturbed my composition, paying attention to the right angle and converging lines... Barrio Monserrat | Basílica de San Francisco | Neighbourhood of Monserrat | Basilica San Francisco<br>
Fine Art Photography on Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl | 30 x 45cm<br>
I discovered this scene on a weekday when I walked across the Plaza de Mayo, a place full of pedestrians and cars, and on Sundays besieged by a craft market.
The only possibility was to go there very early, with the first light of day, which came up on a Sunday morning at 5.30 a.m., so that I could set up the tripod without having to hurry, but paying close attention to converging lines of the church, street and other buildings, to bring everything into balance... Barrio Nueva Pompeya | Puente Alsina | Neighbourhood of Nueva Pompeya | Alsina Bridge<br>
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The Alsina bridge was for me the farthest destination in this project. The photo needed a good dose of adrenaline because it was an area I didn't know and because for the photo I had in my head I had to stand in the middle of a highway, at 7 a.m., on a Sunday, with little visibility, with everything that meant. <br>
It was worth it. Barrio Palermo | Club de Pescadores | Neighbourhood of Palermo | Fishermen's Club<br>
Fine Art Photography on Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl | 30 x 45cm<br>
I had been thinking about taking this photo for a long time, with a very long exposure, in order to transform the Río de la Plata river into a silky ice-like surface. To achieve that, I needed a very dark filter on the lens, high tide, good wind and clouds to achieve the desired effect.<br>
This day came, but much more stormy than expected, which is why I had to protect the tripod with my jacket from the wind during the three minutes of exposure time, while keeping the cable release pressed and even looking at the clock! Barrio Palermo | Facultad de Derecho | Neighbourhood of Palermo | Faculty of Law<br>
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A photo in which it was difficult to adjust the camera because it was still very dark on that early Sunday.<br>
Looking back, I was a bit lucky, because shortly afterwards one of the lights under the bridge on the right broke, and later another one. There is no doubt that without those three lights on, the picture wouldn't be the same... Barrio Palermo | Planetario | Neighbourhood of Palermo | Planetarium<br>
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I repeat myself, the fog... This iconic building stands in an area where there’s always some wind blowing from the nearby coast. Therefore it is difficult for the fog to stay there and also difficult to capture the reflection of the building in the lake in a way that it does not appear too distorted by the long exposure time.<br>
After three years of patient waiting, this night came up with the conditions I had longed for, and oh miracle, while I was taking several shots, the fog waited patiently until I was done! Barrio Palermo | Puente Pacífico | Neighbourhood of Palermo | Pacífico Bridge<br>
Fine Art Photography on Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl | 30 x 45cm<br>
The 'World Cup photo'. For more than three years I went regularly to this particular place of the city, so central and so crowded. A place with activity and people 24 hours a day, where a railway branch, an underground line, several bus lines and a taxi stand converge.<br>
Impossible - there was only one way to get the photo without people in sight, and I said it back in 2011: 'If Argentina reaches the final of the next Soccer World Cup, I'll be there to take that photo' - and that's how it was! In 2014, with Argentina and Germany playing the final in Brazil, I abandoned the game and a meeting with friends to escape to Puente Pacífico and, with the whole country glued to the TV, becoming a solitary witness of a scene that may no repeat itself.
Barrio Retiro | Edificio Cavanagh | Neighbourhood of Retiro | Cavanagh Building<br>
Fine Art Photography on Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl | 30 x 45cm<br>
Classic, historically important (built in 1934, it was at the time the highest skyscraper in Latin America), like a lighthouse or the bow of a ship, the Kavanagh building was from the beginning the starting point of my photographic exploration of the city, as if it were the stick from which an imaginary Croquet game begins...
Barrio Retiro | Plaza San Martín | Neighbourhood of Retiro | Plaza San Martín<br>
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I've always wanted to capture this picture, inspired by the classic photos of the Central Park in New York and the 'Literary Walk' there.
To add to the magic of the picture, these trees, called 'Tipas' in Spanish, were not to bear leaves, which is only the case in October. And as if that wasn't enough, it had to be foggy...<br>
So the goal was to find a Sunday morning, so there would be no people in sight, in the month of October, with fog - a rather difficult combination and a challenge to luck, patience and persistence. But after more than two years and three winters of waiting, the conditions were finally there and I was able to capture the moment!
Barrio San Nicolás | Avenida Diagonal Norte, Obelisco | Neighbourhood of San Nicolás | Diagonal Norte Av., Obelisk<br>
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In a few cases, the circumstances that led to certain photos of this work were rather ordinary. That night our daughter, then 17 years old, was at a party downtown and I had to pick her up - at 4 o'clock in the morning! That night it rained heavily and I thought of magical reflections on the streets, which I imagined to be deserted at that hour.<br>
Buenos Aires is never deserted and certainly never sleeps, but that night I was able find a short moment to set up the tripod in the middle of this important avenue to capture this image, with the Obelisco vanishing into the darkness of the night... Barrio San Nicolás | Teatro Colón | Neighbourhood of San Nicolás | Teatro Colón<br>
Fine Art Photography on Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl | 30 x 45cm<br>
The world famous Teatro Colón is difficult to photograph because of its dimensions, because you have to decide on one of its four fronts, because by day this area is frequented by a large number of people and because there is always a lot of traffic. Consequently, it had to be a rainy melancholic Sunday afternoon. In addition, I decided on the front that houses the main entrance.<br>
That afternoon, soon turned into a night, I took several shots until I found the right one, and I had to pay special attention that the lens of the camera didn't get wet, because it was raining cats and dogs...
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