There’s just something about the light in these works by Alejandro Chaskielberg, a former photojournalist and documentary filmmaker known for his large-scale color photographs of the Paraná River Delta near Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Top: Grocery Boat Raquel ; Above: The Caraguata Cultural Centre
Fascinated by remote communities and their relationship to nature, Chaskielberg travels the world, sometimes spending years living closely with local populations and observing their daily lives. Chaskielberg restages daytime scenes at night, capturing figures in a combination of moonlight, flashlights, strobes, and lanterns, with long exposures to produce saturated non-naturalistic light and color effects.
Alejandro Chaskielberg’s website, here.
(All images from a spread in Art.sy, one of my favorite browsing sites.)
Very strange how the light gives the scenery an almost fake quality, like a film set.
That’s true. It is like an overlit set. Interesting comment. Thanks.
I love these! One of these days I’m going to learn how to do that with a camera! Wow!
Well that would be a very big order for me, to learn to do anything like that with a camera. But go to it! Glad you enjoyed.
So there are taken at night with special lighting . . . that would explain the otherworldly quality to them. I thought they were super fake at first, but now I get it – wow!
I like that description: otherworldly. Really fits.