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1070-12_3 - Salinas de Pullally - ChileBy Gonzalo Contreras del Solar

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US$ 7,500



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)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


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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.

These are strong color images of fibers and water, that were taken at Salinas de Pullally, on a private estate, where a friend invited us during the holiday season about 10 years ago.
In that opportunity I went scouting places where I could take photographs near a cove. I found a group of ponds formed within the rocks near the seashore line. From the hill I could see strange colors floating on the ponds, so curiously went down.

Arriving discovered a large quantity of white and brown fibers, graciously laid over the rocks. Apparently, someone had thrown a mattress to the sea. Guessed that during a storm, the mattress was destroyed against the seashore rocks pulling all its fibers out.

The water movement had violently laid them giving a calm and surprising scene. Stayed for half a day taking many images from different and angles and ponds. I would return a few times during a 7-year span, registering the pollution decay of the fibers.

The last time I went, the fibers over the water were still there, but the algae had intertwined with them. Some went to the bottom with a strong green color and others floated with a yellow color.


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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