Monday, March 26, 2012

Erratic Photography: Alejandro Chaskielberg

I recently encountered the eerie, timeless work of the Argentinian photographer Alejandro Chaskielberg. He recreates scenes from his experiences living among the peoples of the Paraná River Delta, casting real people in imagined situations based on their lives.


He shoots his scenarios at night, lit by the moon, flashlights and strobes. Because there are only three nights a month where the moon is full enough to provide enough light, he spends the rest of the month planning, pre-visualizing and building relationships with his subjects as he sailsthe Paraná. He says, "I think of my pictures as slides of unfinished stories, having a script in my head. The images are carefully planned after days of observation, and they only have a body when the large-format camera initiates the slow subordination of the capture. It will take from five to ten minutes until this thick darkness sprouts what was secret."

"Roland Paiva's Radiance"

"Her Own Water"

1 comment:

Chris Wood said...

fantastic! pulling the dream closer in!