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LrD117-1194 - Laguna Verde - Potosí - BoliviaBy Gonzalo Contreras del Solar

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US$ 6,600



C-Print, C-flex-poly-based paper high-gloss photographic paper or photo 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 Photo Rag Baryta paper using a Canon 12 inks printer machine are shipped from Chile.

Most images I take are devoted to Water in all its forms, so omitted visiting the desertic part of Chile. A decade ago, Roberto Edwards a renowned photographer in who’s shop we prepared the book “Del Agua” with Chilean poet Gonzalo Rojas, he recommended to visit Tatio geysers.

My wife wanted to visit this zone, so for her birthday we organized a trip to a wonderful resort. Had to balance time and places she would like to visit; with the ones I would go to portray water.

After arriving to Calama city, started our journey on the rented car, crossing the windmill and photovoltaic farms. Most of the road was a straight line towards the “Llano de la paciencia” (Plain of patience).

Close San Pedro de Atacama you start seeing curious rock formations, and due to high altitude clear sky. At a distance you could see the Licancabur volcano on the border with Bolivia, however there was some haze.

The following day after an excellent breakfast we took the road towards the volcano. The road started at 2470 meters arriving close to the volcano at an altitude of 4730 meters. The air was very cold, and you could see distant mountains with no haze. Clouds were crisp, colors saturated, and pointed my camera towards Bolivia where the Laguna Verde and Laguna Blanca are located.
Images came faithfully to what I saw, I like both color and B&W. I was really impressed with the unexpected scenery I found at San Pedro de Atacama.


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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