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Co0436-17 - Río Caunahue - Chile

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Co0436-17 - Río Caunahue - Chile

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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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1997

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

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

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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.
Story:
I had returned to Llifen to take new images of the Caunahue River, which I had photographed years earlier from the main road. This time I decided to take the photographs from the other side, I found a small road that had wooden bridge looking the opposite direction, where you could see the rock carved by the water erosion. By then, I did not know that in a couple of months I would be looking at a similar scene, but on the other side of the world, in Taiwan.

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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 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 and Vincent Van Gogh work 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 using film in a medium format, as well as digital cameras. Capturing the beauty of water in all its forms; denouncing many times the little interest that our civilized world invests in its conservation and preservation. Printing mainly on large size fine art photographic paper, for Color as well as Black & White; lately using ink based printing and fine art digital paper.

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 I took at a glacier that has disappeared during the last 20 years.

Started oil painting and playing in darkroom 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. Still continue learning and using new digital tools.


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