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LrD113-0505 - 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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Artist Statement

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.

During end of autumn and beginning of winter 2018, while cleaning my pool I captured a selfie with the iPhone. I did not realize it was a selfie until a nephew mentioned it. For me it was a faded blue background with the red and brown floating leave, accompanied by a shadow. This shadow that helped on the composition, happened to be me, which I later call this image as a selfie.

Every year at the end of summer, leaves start to cover the garden like a brown reddish carpet. This colorful carpet looks very nice, however with the morning dew, sticking to your shoes, bringing them inside the house.
Depending on the zone of the garden you will have different shapes and colors of leaves. I had planned to do some close up image of these zones, but the gardener had already collected the leaves.

This week, still in autumn, saw many leaves at the bottom of the pool, and decided to photograph them. The idea was to do a different version of the selfie image. On this occasion I used a Sony A7R IV.
After a few shots, reviewing the images, the leaves looked washed brown and no aesthetic composition could be made. However when I moved a floating devise, that was interfering the area of view, many leaves appeared floating. The intense red and brown autumn colors contrasted over dark blue color of the pool. After the digital development, I found that there was a lot of dust floating, which I decided to maintain.
I made many images, being these the ones I like most.


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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