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LrD110-0009 - Santa Gabriela - Calera de Tango - ChileBy Gonzalo Contreras del Solar

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US$ 6,600



Textile (Cotton, Fabric, Thread), 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.


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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.

For many years we had a small tangerine tree marking the entrance of our house, but it suddenly died. We never knew the reason but guess that one of the gardeners emptied the remaining of an herbicide on the surrounding soil. He used to spray it over the parkway, so grass and other herbs would not grow over the gravel entrance.
The tangerine replacement was another tree, a Japanese Maple, however it did not last long. It could be the heat and sun that this zone of the house has, or the contaminated soil. Finally we replaced the upper level of the soil and planted an assortment of succulent plants. They have lasted since last summer and throughout the winter as well.
After this introduction, and as I could not go out due to the pandemic, they became the subject. Used my Rollei 6008 with Black and White film, images that I published last September on post Santa Gabriela Garden. Although I used Zeiss prime lenses, which were built with 30+ years old technology, images were not sharp and the film grain produced a soft look, and very little depth of field. As I used the extension rings, the depth of field was further reduced.
Last week my new Sony A7R IV arrived, so I tested it with taking images of the Succulents.
The lens quality paired with the extension rings; I was able to do macro photography. Sharp details where I wanted and beautiful bokeh on the backgrounds.


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Artist Profile

Born: 1955
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 …


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