a dog in the middle



I've always liked to photograph scenes and things that are the opposite of a beatiful beach landscape. Well after years of practice, I found a place litterally like that: if I turned around, that is exactly what I would've seen, for I was at Cape Polonio's shore, in Uruguay. I also photographed the beautiful landscape, and believe me when I say that the day was very sunny.

I've always like to photograph dogs, I don't know why, I just do. So in order to see the dog in the middle of the photograph, I had to desaturate a little and also dimmed down the light, vignetting the corners.

I was very surprised when I got to the page 47 of Robert Adams "Why people photograph". The two page chapter is called "DOGS" and starts with a question: "Where does art begin?". I've read it some time ago and looked it up to fresh up my thoughts. The last paragraph goes like this:

"Art depends on there being affection in its creator's life, and an artist must find ways, like everyone else, to nourish it. A photographer down on his or her knees picturing a dog has found pleasure enough to make many things possible."

I just wanted to capture the image that was on my mind, at the moment, when I saw that scene, and of course I didn't think about that then. I'm still not sure about what he meant, but it's interesting to think about it.

summer in the city

summer in the city.
Me, I was working, sweting under the sun, over an idea hard to produce. A nice summer scene in the big city, just waiting there to be photographed.
Yes, been there, done that, now I gotta work, no time left for a skate park summertime afternoon anymore.
So many pictures go untaken during any given day, so many scenes never captured in a frame, so many photos wasted by the minutes.
Just another summer in the city, sweating for money and photographing for fun.


Porto Alegre, 2011

summertime

summertime, and the living is easy...

Uruguay, 2011