C-flex-poly-based paper high-gloss photographic paper or 100% cotton rag baryta pigment based paper
Edition of 5
Dimensions: 80cm (H) x 120cm (W) x 0.1cm (D) / 31.5" (H) x 47.2" (W) x 0.04" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
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.
On the same trip to Hilton Head Island where I took images of the Jellyfish, while walking on another side of the Island, the weather was still cloudy, so had low contrast, we were at the Historic Mitchelville Freedom park. This park commemorates the first site where people born into slavery became free in the USA. There are small constructions that reminisce what happened at that time.
At the end of the park you arrive to the beach where the wetland meets the sea. I found a small stream of running water, but some had dark colors. When I approached, found a dark blue color liquid, it could be ink, paint or some type of oil.
The combination was interesting and made a few images, however when I developed the RAW images, they came out dull. Last week using a different digital RAW developer I was able to obtain colors that were registered in my mind. NIK Collection software enhanced the blue color and the images that I printed in Hahnemühle Metallic paper came out superb.
I will never know it the strange blue color I found at Hilton Head Island was pollution or something else.
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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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