08 August, 2016

Tango dance group

This is a photo from the 31st if July, taken in the afternoon in front the Café Literario Parque Bustamante,  a cafe attached to a public library in Santiago.  The event was run by “Milonga Callejera”, a group that promotes tango dancing by offering free sessions and lessons in different open air venues in Santiago.


This was one of the most difficult shots to get right recently because of the positioning of the couples and the general clutter in the scene. I'd already wanted the woman in the centre here to be the feature because  I liked the way she moved, and I feel I've caught the essence of that here in this peak moment. My preference for black and white is due to the fact that this multicoloured scene took the eye away from what I wanted to emphasise.

30 July, 2016

Photo gallery June 2016

Here is my entire collection from this month — which makes for a very long series in a single post, I know, but I'm doing this because, firstly, I have much to catch up on from the past. Also, as I said in my last post, this blog is going to have elements of a gallery site within its structure, by way of the categories labels below the header. This does not mean that every post will be so long, though.

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Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile

Barrio Italia (neighbourhood), Santiago, Chile

Estadio Nacional / National Stadium, Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile

Central Cultural Apoquindo, Providencia, Santiago, Chile: photos, Martín Chambi

Central Cultural Apoquindo, Providencia, Santiago, Chile: exhibition, Luisa Browne

Central Cultural Apoquindo, Providencia, Santiago, Chile: exhibition, Luisa Browne

Central Cultural Apoquindo, Providencia, Santiago, Chile

Avenida Apoquindo (avenue), Santiago,  Chile

Santiago,  Chile

Santiago, Chile: background, Andes Mountains

Santiago, Chile

Flag raising ceremony, opposite Palacio La Moneda, Santiago, Chile

Flag raising ceremony, Palacio La Moneda, Santiago, Chile

Flag raising ceremony, opposite Palacio La Moneda, Santiago, Chile

Flag raising ceremony, Palacio La Moneda, Santiago, Chile

Flag raising ceremony, Palacio La Moneda, Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile

Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho, Santiago, Chile: "Refugiarte" — about the refugee crisis

Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho, Santiago: visitor at a photo exhibition about Afro Brazilian slaves

Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile

28 July, 2016

About this blog

ABOUT THIS "ABOUT POST"

This is instead of an About page. It will move down the main page with time, but will always be available via the ABOUT THIS BLOG label at the top of this site. 

And once I have more posts on this blog, you will be able to view them either chronologically -- as is normal for a blog -- or in "virtual galleries", by clicking on a particular label in the site header (more of these labels coming with the posts), and then scrolling down the page. The first categories that will be coming soon will include all my photos from my last years in Australia.

My aim here to have maximum simplicity and flexibility, both for myself and for visitors to this website, and not have the need for a separate gallery site.

ABOUT ME

Tasmania, Australia, 2004. Photo, Cecilia Gould


I'm from Sydney, Australia, where I used to teach English to overseas students on a pre-university course. In mid 2010, we moved  permanently to my wife's hometown, Santiago, Chile, which I already knew well from the many extended trips we had made here over the previous decades. That, and the fact that I've been speaking Spanish now half my life, means that I don't feel like I'm living in "a foreign country".

This is a new version of my old website, so there are not many posts here yet, but much more is coming on this page  and the site, in general, very soon.


ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY

I became fascinated with cameras and photography after my father brought home a Praktica SLR when I was about twelve years old, and I went on to own various SLRs in the following decades. In the early 1980s, I spent four weeks in shooting, darkroom and critiquing sessions in a full time Nikon Travelling School of Photography course led by the then well known Sydney photojournalist, Clive Jarrett. And after that, I set up my own darkroom, which I used for quite some time.

I bought my first digital camera, a Minolta Dimage 7Hi, for a trip to Central Australia in 2003, and from that point onwards, photography became quite an obsession.


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Twitter where I mostly tweet about photography.

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