Chaskielberg: About the Light

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.

Dark Passage

Burning Willows

Alejandro Chaskielberg’s website, here.

(All images from a spread in, one of my favorite browsing sites.)

6 replies »

  1. 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!


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