Monday, January 17, 2011

Photo Sunday, Monday Edition: Alejandro Chaskielberg



There are few photographers whose work has ever had quite as strong an immediate impact on me as that of Alejandro Chaskielberg.



All of these images are taken from his series The High Tide, which focuses on the indigenous Guarani people in the Panara River Delta of Argentina.





I particularly enjoy Chaskielberg's work because he cleverly manipulates analog methods to create the effects you see here. Using a 4x5 view camera, Chaskielberg manipulates the focus and angles of his picture to create a surreal sense of scale. He supplements dramatic night-time lights with flashes. The only post-camera aspect is the increased color saturation.





Oh, and did I mention that he's only 33?



I'm not usually much of one for photojournalistic photography, but Chaskielberg's work is something special because it transcends simple documentary-style images. He creates art that stands on its own away from its socio-political context and implications.



I accidentally closed the browser window that had all of the tabs for the sources! Oops. All of these images are the property of Alejandro Chaskielberg, and I probably shouldn't be posting them at all.

13 comments:

Mademoiselle Antonova said...

he is really amazing! love the effects and.... the saturated colours :)
However hard I try, I'm really rubbish with analogue camera's.

TrophyBoutique said...

Gorgeous!

Annebeth said...

wow, these pictures ARE amazing! some bits are in focus, others aren't, the lighting, the perspective, it all comes across as weirdly enchanting. Lovely!

elanor, said...

i agree with the comments above - the effect on these photos is so amazing! definitely enchanting in a way i can't describe!

and we did not go to the salvation army! i didn't know about it! i'll have to next time. :)

xx

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

He is an amazing photographer. He definently has a great eye for this. The effects are amazing.

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

They are almost eerie in a beautiful way.
XOXO

The Urban Fashion Gal said...

fantastic photos! cute blog :)

thechyrelgomez said...

wow! these are really great pictures!

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Kuleigh said...

These are so neat! Thanks for sharing.

Michal said...

I somehow missed this post but I'm glad I was stalking your blog so I found it. haha.

These photos are really amazing. The saturation and the light is wild- they look like paintings.

Michal said...

I somehow missed this post but I'm glad I was stalking your blog so I found it. haha.

These photos are really amazing. The saturation and the light is wild- they look like paintings.

Kuleigh said...

These are so neat! Thanks for sharing.

Annebeth said...

wow, these pictures ARE amazing! some bits are in focus, others aren't, the lighting, the perspective, it all comes across as weirdly enchanting. Lovely!