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The portrait of a city - Month in Buenos Aires - HAVANA CLUB GAP YEAR

 

Photography, a really difficult topic to talk about; 

What’s a good photo? 

Who’s a great photographer? 

Is it possible to learn photography?

Do great cameras or great people take great photos?

Is it difficult to be a great photographer?

 

When I was in Havana competing for my Havana Club Gap Year the jury asked me: What country and experience are you looking forward the most? 

My answer was: Buenos Aires and the photography lessons. [I have a different experience every month; in Buenos Aires is photography] 

Well, here I am; in the beautiful and photogenic Buenos Aires, a friendly city if you are a street photographer or want to become one. 

People in Buenos Aires are really easy to approach and ask for pictures, most of the time people will let you take their pictures with a huge smile. And the beauty of the city makes the perfect background for these pictures. 

 

My mentors in Buenos Aires are two awesome girls that have a company that does street photography tours around Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, London and Barcelona; called foto-ruta.com 

I will be doing each one of their workshops; I will also try learn as much as I can from them and their great team of photographers.

 

This time we focused on portraits around the city, trying to capture people, people on their own environment; trying to show the city through the face of real people.

 

I often try not to bother people, I try to take ‘candid’ photos, but this has been the perfect opportunity to find out what I’m capable of, to explore deeper into photography, and who knows, maybe I become a photographer one day.

 

On the next posts from Buenos Aires I’ll be trying to answer some of the questions at the top.

Also, if you like to ask anything about equipment, techniques or about the city, please feel free to do so, I’d love to help.

 

- Julián -

(Source: havanaclubgapyear.com)

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Animated artwork by Rebecca Mock

Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock. Apparently the animated gif back to stay, gradually more and more people are exploring this old format and customers asking for shouting. Several of these illustrations were created for the New York Times or The Warlus magazine.

Quite awesome. 

I have a love in my life. It makes me stronger than anything you can imagine


Dear 10-Year-Old Self,
Before you ask me when you have your first kiss or if you’ll ever have a boyfriend, I need to tell you some more important stuff first. What’s more important than a first kiss, you ask? Plenty.
First of all, don’t let that kid in your class, Danny, who called you fat, make you self-consciously wear oversized sweatshirts for the next four years to hide your body. That kid is horrible and years from now he will be boring and bald and trying to get in touch with you to come to the set of the TV show you work on. No, you don’t work on Cheers. That show’s not on the air anymore. That would’ve been awesome, though.
Another thing: Say thank you, always. Gratitude is the closest thing to beauty manifested in an emotion. When you’re grateful, people are attracted to you.
Also: Make sure you appreciate Mom and Dad. Yes, they never seem to let you do anything now except read books. Once you turn 18 you’ll never get to live with them again, and you’ll live far away, and you will miss them so much it hurts.
Next: Learn forgiveness and bestow it generously.
Finally: Don’t let anyone give you any crap. Mastering a balance of these last two will take you a lifetime, so you had better get started now.
Mindy Kaling

Dear 10-Year-Old Self,

Before you ask me when you have your first kiss or if you’ll ever have a boyfriend, I need to tell you some more important stuff first. What’s more important than a first kiss, you ask? Plenty.

First of all, don’t let that kid in your class, Danny, who called you fat, make you self-consciously wear oversized sweatshirts for the next four years to hide your body. That kid is horrible and years from now he will be boring and bald and trying to get in touch with you to come to the set of the TV show you work on. No, you don’t work on Cheers. That show’s not on the air anymore. That would’ve been awesome, though.

Another thing: Say thank you, always. Gratitude is the closest thing to beauty manifested in an emotion. When you’re grateful, people are attracted to you.

Also: Make sure you appreciate Mom and Dad. Yes, they never seem to let you do anything now except read books. Once you turn 18 you’ll never get to live with them again, and you’ll live far away, and you will miss them so much it hurts.

Next: Learn forgiveness and bestow it generously.

Finally: Don’t let anyone give you any crap. Mastering a balance of these last two will take you a lifetime, so you had better get started now.

Mindy Kaling

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