Archival fine art/photographic fiber paper or 100% cotton 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.
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.
Laguna de Aculeo was a small lake 85 kilometers South of Santiago, a place where I made many images related to water 20 years ago; especially during the rainy season that over-flooded the lake, invading gardens and lowland near it.
Sadly today, the lake has totally vanished due to the excessive use of water by all the housing development built around it, as well as the lack of rain for many years that has also contributed.
This image is of the time that the lake had its splendor.
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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 forged my technique to pursue the chase of Water and capture its beauty. While visiting more than 40 countries and living in 10 of them, have now 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. Other images are non-repeatable due to nature effects.
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 investigating, learning, and using new digital tools.
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