Back in September of 2007 I spent about a week in Buenos Aires, Argentina meeting with my friends at 3Dar to discuss future projects. While I was there I wanted to take a trip across the Rio de la Plata to visit the town of Colonia de Sacramento in Uruguay. After a long night hanging out with my new female friends (I ended up traveling with them for a month 3 months after this trip) at an Irish Pub called Kilkenny, I boarded the Buque Bus and headed across the river. Here are a few shots from the trip:
I've been hanging out in Argentina for about 2 weeks now and even though this is my fifth time here I've been discovering and experiencing a lot of new things that I hadn't in previous trips. Each time I come here I stay for a few weeks to a month. During this particular trip I've been exploring the photography and fashion elements of this amazing city. So far since I've been here I've befriended some amazing photographers, producers and stylists and have had the good fortune of meeting and hanging out with Jorge Aragon. Jorge is a Colombian born, Argentina based photographer that I've been following for quite awhile and have been friends with on Facebook for a year or two. Prior to this trip we had never met in person, but yesterday we were finally able to get together and he's been introducing me to a number of great contacts in the industry here, I hope to repay the gesture next time he's in LA. He and the models have all been so cool and receptive and I really appreciate the kindness and willingness to help me get acquainted with the key players in the Buenos Aires photography and fashion scene. Jorge is a very versatile shooting everything from products to high fashion. I find his work inspiring and he's definitely one of my favorite photographers in Buenos Aires which is why I want to include him in my Photographer Spotlight series.
I've been really busy traveling a lot lately and haven't had a chance to post anything over the past month. I'm currently in Argentina and will be here for a few weeks. Since I'm here I thought I should add an Argentinian model to My Model Wish List. I was browsing through some Argentina based modeling agencies and stumbled upon Mia Flores Piran on the Civiles site. I don't know if I'll have be able to schedule a shoot with her, but I do have some friends that work for the agency so you never know. I do have a few shoots scheduled while I'm here and I will post those when I can.
In September of 2007 I traveled down to South America with two friends of mine to meet a company we had been working with based out of Buenos Aires, Argentina. During that trip my friend Matt and I decided to jump across the Rio de la Plata to Colonia, Uruguay for the day. At 8AM we hopped on El Buque Bus for the hour and half ride across the river where we entered another country. Once we got off the ferry we were supposed to board a tour bus, it's only by dumb luck that we bordered the correct one. Aside from being exhausted due to the fact that I was at bar until 6AM with two Argentinian girls I had met, my Spanish wasn't (still isn't) up to par and at the time Matt's Spanish speaking skills were non-existent. Anyway, we boarded the bus and did a quick little drive through town before exiting the bus for lunch and some free time to roam around the streets for a few hours. As we wandered around I took some of these photos: