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Co0085-09 - Acero Marka - Bolivia

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Co0085-09 - Acero Marka - Bolivia

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Gonzalo Contreras del Solar

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1987

C-flex-poly-based paper high-gloss or c-metallic- kodak ultra endura poly-based glossy finish paper

Edition of 5

Dimensions: 120cm (H) x 120cm (W) x 0.1cm (D) / 47.2" (H) x 47.2" (W) x 0.04" (D)

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

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I went out on a picnic to Acero Marka, the mystic valley with tropical vegetation at an altitude of 3200 meters. We started packing at 4:00PM, as the high mountings surrounding the valley would take the light away soon. Along the trail to where we had parked the cars, there was a small creek, with crystal clear water. My eyes noticed a yellow leaf stuck over a black rock in the middle of the stream running water.
I took out my camera, placed it on a tripod and made two photographs. The leaf was gone few seconds later.
I recorded the image in my retina until Monday, where I was desperately awaiting the outcome from the lab. I had visualized this faithful copy.

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Artist Profile

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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