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1102-11_2 - Llanuras de Diana - Patagonia - Chile

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1102-11_2 - Llanuras de Diana - Patagonia - Chile

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Gonzalo Contreras del Solar

US$ 4,450

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2018

Archival fine art/photographic fiber paper or 100% cotton rag baryta pigment based paper

Edition of 5

Dimensions: 50cm (H) x 50cm (W) x 0.1cm (D) / 19.7" (H) x 19.7" (W) x 0.04" (D)

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

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Images printed on Ilford Fibre silver halide photographic B&W paper using a Lambda machine and shipped from NY.
Images printed on 100% cotton Baryta paper using a Canon 12 inks printer machine and shipped from Chile.

Story:
When visiting the Chilean Patagonia, we stayed at the Llanuras de Diana hotel, where it had an artificial lake and waterfall, using the stream of the small river that crossed the property.

The wind is very strong and had to wait a long time to have the mirror on the lake, however it never stopped, so this is the Best of it. I mainly used Black and White film, but also tested the color film which I did not like how the images came out.

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Born: 1955

Hometown: La Paz

Based in: Calera de Tango

Photographer dedicated to portraying Water.

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

The influence of Ansel Adams and Vincent Van Gogh works has forged my technique to pursue the chase of Water and capture its beauty, while visiting more than 40 countries. Living in 10 of them and settled at the small town of Calera de Tango in Chile.

My work is done mainly using film in a medium format camera, as well as digital, capturing the beauty of water in all its forms; denouncing many times the little interest that our civilized world invests in its purification, conservation and preservation. Printed mainly on large size fine art photographic paper, for Color as well as Black & White, also, for certain images use ink based printing.

Water, an important resource, source of life, and protagonist of my exhibitions around the world, that converge between the look of the paused movement, preserving it for future generations. As is the case of certain images that were taken in glaciers that have disappeared during the last 20 years.

Started oil painting and developing at the age of 10, later taking pictures of what my eyes noticed, took as much photography courses as I could, forging my technique and creating the water portfolio.

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