Imágenes Paceñas

Imágenes Paceñas

Imágenes Paceñas

Para los hispano-parlantes (English text below) : el libro recientemente publicado de Imágenes paceñas  en su tercera edición.

Esta edición está siendo entregada a cada alumno de  secundaria en La Paz, gratis, por la Alcaldía paceña.

Esta version es en forma  de libro digital (e-book):

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/47368164/imagenespacenas/index.html

For those that appreciate a bit of Latin American literature and culture, this book: Imágenes Paceñas refers to the city of La Paz it’s traditional places and people. The text was written by an outstanding author and luminary of Latin American literature: Jaime Saenz. (This Wikipedia article is not complete but will give you an idea of his character).

This third edition was sponsored by the municipality of La Paz and is being given to every high school student for free to enhance their appreciation of their city.

This link will take you to the book in an e-book form. There is no present English translation I am afraid, but at least you can look at the pictures:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/47368164/imagenespacenas/index.html

Where ideas originate – 2

After Paul Nash

After Paul Nash from Landscapes and Dreams

I was paging Landscapes and Dreams by Paul Nash at the exhibition of his works at Dulwich Picture Gallery some time ago and liked the composition and concept of Landscape from a Dream (1936-38).

Late summer in England

Ketish marshes

The beautiful English countryside in this prolonged summer we’ve had…

Some more photos: https://molinabarrios.wordpress.com/photos/late-summer-in-england/

 

 

One of my best

Bologna

Allá por el 1974 cuando el Jaime y yo preparábamos la publicación de Imágenes Paceñas y después de una mano de cacho, (siendo él Jurjizada y yo Moiferquín, no recuerdo quien ganó) mirábamos las estrellas con un viejo telescopio. Se me ocurrió quitar el lente de mi Nikon  y acoplarlo al telescopio, apuntándolo a los cerros de Bologna con la ceja del Alto en la distancia. Más o menos a eso de la medianoche.

Pienso yo que es una de mis mejores fotos. Claro está que muchos dicen que esta fuera de foco… Y yo digo: por supuesto! Y además que el grano es intencional.

Back in 1974 when Jaime Saenz and myself were preparing the first edition of Imágenes Paceñas and after a swift game of cacho (his pseudonym was Jurjizada and mine Moiferquín) we experimented with an old telescope. I replaced the lens of my Nikon with it and pointed at the far distance.

The result is one of the best photographs I’ve ever taken. Some say that it is out of focus. My reply is: of course! Furthermore the grain is intentional.

Where ideas come from…

Alicia en el pais de las maravillas

Alicia en el pais de las maravillas

I saw a similar idea somewhere, but what caught my eye was the structure itself. It was Alice in wonderland when she meets the worm smoking a water pipe: there is a path to follow with a castle at one end.

The path is in fact a rampart turned on its side, Oxford and Cambridge in one image below and a palace taken on a visit to Venice. I bought the image of a waterfall from Dreamstime (www.dreamstime.com).

It is an unfinished idea because what is needed is the picture of Alice looking at the waterfall.

Origins of an idea

ArtThis image manipulation originated in a fresco by Andrea Mantegna, a section of the Camera degli Sposi: The Meeting Scene.

I used a picture of Notre Dame  from my collection, a Thames tugboat, Westminster in profile and a number of textures, brushes, layers and masks.

The characters in front will be substituted at some point by real people.

You can view more of these Photoshop manipulations here: https://molinabarrios.wordpress.com/photos/ideas/

Further post

Cementerio andino

“The events of the waking world are forced upon us and the narrative is the unguessed axis along which they must be strung. It falls to us to weigh and sort and order these events. It is we who assemble them into the story which is us. Each man is the bard of his own existence. This is how he is joined to the world.”

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