It’s not unusual to be a little suspicious of self-proclaimed “fine art photographers”. It’s also perfectly acceptable to not give the issue much thought. Until, that is, someone contacts you offering the opportunity of hosting an exhibition in an art gallery.
So it was a matter of choosing one strong portfolio, and processing the very best images to give them the “fine art feel”. Below is a selection of dramatic photographs from – yes, again – the incredible train cemetery on the outskirts of Uyuni, Bolivia.
Such is life.
Out of steam.
Loco no motion.
Let’s do it.
No, let’s wait for the photographer to leave, first.
Things could be worse – it could be raining…
All – no, most – of these photos have been blogged before. So, rather than on the content of the images (or the silly captions!), what i would really enjoy is hearing your opinion on the dramatic, red-filter effect i introduced during processing. Is it dramatic to good effect, or is it simply over the top? How would you react if you walked into an art gallery that was exhibiting these, printed nice and large?
All and any feedback will be dutifully pondered and much appreciated – thanks!
Please follow me as we tread into a truly one-of-a-kind place: the train cemetery just outside Uyuni, in Bolivia.
Believe it or not, grownup Bolivians come here to play hide-and-seek.
As with the last post, i am revisiting old files. Hope you enjoyed the splash of color.
A few from the middle – or right around the edges – of the world’s biggest salt flats.
What is an emu doing roosting on the salt flats? I asked, but he didn’t answer.
We got a long way to go (and a short time to get there…)
Great pose, dear!
Ok, now all we need is the pepper.
One day all of this will be yours…
Jeep tyres taste a lot better, when encrusted in salt.
I am back in Rome, and am currently busy trying to arrange my huge photo archives into something orderly and meaningful. While this does keep me away from the streets and from my camera, it also provides a few unexpected surprises. Like finding the above shots, taken a few years back, some of which i’d never even seen/opened/noticed and/or “developed” before.
Location Bolivia; the Uyuni salt flats and Incahuasi – the cactus-covered rocky outcrop. You can click on the images for a better view.