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Co0180-05 - La Cumbre - La Paz - Bolivia

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Co0180-05 - La Cumbre - La Paz - Bolivia

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Gonzalo Contreras del Solar

US$ 7,500

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M - 102cm (H) x 102cm (W) x 0.1cm (D) / 40.2" (H) x 40.2" (W) x 0.04" (D)

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1989

C-flex-poly-based paper high-gloss photographic paper or 100% cotton rag baryta pigment based paper.

Edition of 5

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

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Description:
Size 120x120 cm is printed on Fujiflex Crystal Archive silver halide photographic paper using a Lambda machine and shipped from NY.
Size 102x102 cm is printed on 100% cotton Baryta paper using a Canon 12 inks printer machine and shipped from Chile.

Story:
After lunch, I decided to take my children (three and five years old) for a ride. At about 3:30PM we arrived to La Cumbre. It is the highest part of the road between La Paz and the Yungas region (approximately 4,650 meters, 15,255 feet).
The children wanted to play with snow, we parked at roadside and walked toward the snow patches. On a small hill I found the frozen water stalactites. I mounted the tripod hoping that the high altitude strong wind would lower its speed, so I could take the photographs. The ice also captured the photographer.

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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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