before the PLUNGE

I always knew that walking on the balcony’s edge wasn’t exactly my cup of tea. What would I say, too edgy, as said, and I’m a pretty conservative guy when it comes to adventures, but, you know, the day was so beautiful, the light in the sky so intriguing, the blue so mellow that I couldn’t resist shooting beautiful Buenos Aires and River Plate. Then, suddenly, vertigo got me.

Supposedly, this is the last photo I took. It has been found in my camera’s memory, crashed closed to my body.

 

ph.: Avenida Cordoba looking North, fake miniature tilt-shift.

Woman plunges from 23rd floor.

Francisco SALAMONE – an architect in the PAMPAS

Architect Francisco Salamone (Leonforte, Sicily, Italy 1897–Buenos Aires, Argentina 1959) built more than 60 municipal buildings (cemetery, city hall, slaughter house) with Art Deco / Futurism elements in several rural communities in Buenos Aires Province. These buildings are the examples of first contemporary architecture in rural Argentina.

all black & white photographs © Christian Ostrosky

wandering BERLIN – CONTEMPORARY details

it’ll RAIN tomorrow

 

Smashed white dough on a blue table, will it rain tomorrow?

more than HAM and CHEESE – in PARMA

Parma is a lovely city. Good food, ham and cheese, good shopping and fine museums. But there’s far more than these.

transition places – AIRPORTS

San Clemente es DIFERENTE

San Clemente is the first, in terms of distance coming from Buenos Aires, seaside resort on the Atlantic coast. Water is dirty and sand is even worst. Hotels are moldy and restaurants serve low quality food.

Well, so, sun is for free and photography still a pleasure. :)

SEAT with a VIEW

Flying is annoying and unconfortable. Packed like sardines, we’re often forced to stand next seat maniac strangers, junk tasteless food that comes too often and inconsiderate reclining passengers in front of us. Not to mention the movies that have already been seen and the polite but strong willed attitude of the crew members to keep passengers seated as looong as possible. There’re no books nor computer games that can alleviate the pain … are we there yet!?

Actually, to fly is not that bad, there’s also some positive stuff. First of all Leaving, the first step of Searching. Then the airport, the center of the world, entering one is getting closer to any place; and finally a window seat. Here it comes, no matter what the purpose of the flight is, it’s always worth it if one gets a seat with a view. Suspended in the air with nose tip stamped on the cool windows suface, one can forget other passengers and coffee in styrofoam glasses.

seat with a view is a selection of images taken through the narrow plane’s window, in order to kill the boredom and to regain the possession of time. They’re ground geometries and wing parts, clouds, seas, skies, cities and real maps: they’re the moments-images that pass us by so quickly that the clock of personal thoughtfulness has been stolen. Travel is agonizing, but seat with a view’s images keep it alive.

SUBTErraneo – subway in BUENOS AIRES

Marrakech – JARDIN MAJORELLE

YSL would have been so proud it.

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