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1000-15 - Río Vagantes - Yungas - BoliviaBy Gonzalo Contreras del Solar

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C-Print, C-flex-poly-based paper high-gloss photographic paper or photo rag baryta pigment-based paper.

Edition of 5

Dimensions: 102cm (H) x 102cm (W) x 0.1cm (D) / 40.2" (H) x 40.2" (W) x 0.04" (D)

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Taken on color reversal film and scanned, worked on the digital darkroom.
Images printed on Fujiflex Crystal Archive silver halide photographic paper using a Lambda machine are shipped from NY.
Images printed on 100% cotton Baryta paper using a Canon 12 inks printer machine are shipped from Chile.

For our family vacations we travel to Bolivia; we were a group of 9. One stop was the town of Coroico in the Northern Yungas region. Place is also known as you pass through the Death Road (one of the world most dangerous roads). My brother came along, and he suggested going to a river called Río Vagantes.

It took us an hour to get to the place that was not far away. The region is full of mountain roads that take time. Everyone went swimming; I had other plans and searched for a place to take pictures of water.

It rained the previous night, so the river was tinted with a yellowish color from the earth of surrounding hills. The only composition I could see was below a bridge. The rocks were slippery and did not have plans to swim with my camera. Had no rope or harness, so I used the car pulley that my son managed to secure me.

Images came out as good as I wanted, despite all the mosquito bites that stayed itching for many days, but Río Vagantes colors stayed for ever.


Artist Profile

Born: 1955
Hometown: La Paz
Based in: Calera de Tango - Chile

Photographer dedicated to portraye Water.

It was late 1955 when my eyes peeped at the city of La Paz near the high Andes. Since then, they have learned by capturing sparkles of light.

The influence of Ansel Adams perfection and the impressionism colors such as Vincent Van Gogh work has …


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