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LrD119-1873 - Lago Nordenskjöld - Magallanes - Chile

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2021

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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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.

Story:
Don’t know why, but this is one of the windiest areas of the park, at least that I know. We wanted to visit the Mirador Cuernos, which is just in front of the horns across the lake. It takes about 30-40 minutes from the parking zone; you pass a side of the Salto Grande waterfall.

When we arrived, I tried to take some pictures if whirlpools forming over the lake. However, they were small not as large as the one I saw on arrival, while my camera was still packed. We stayed for some time, but nothing impressive occurred.
Although I was with a tripod, I could feel the vibration of the strong wind that was about 80 Km/hour. This vibration made impossible to take a sharp picture, will have to return another time. Wanted to see the whirlpools which are formed horizontally, that I once saw from another parking zone of the lake. On that occasion I saw a bus that the entire front windshield popped out when the lateral door was opened.
Returning, I found this view of cove from the lake, where you can see the strong wind creating harsh waves. Also, you can see the remaining’s of a previous fire that was cause by a flying toilet paper that a tourist lit.

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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 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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