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Argentinian men

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I visited La Recoleta Cemetery. As cemeteries go, it’s one of the more famous ones. And very beautiful it is too. Aside from all the regular photos I took, I found myself, about halfway around, having taken a fair few close-ups of the relief portraits on the tombs. I ended up taking over forty pictures. Each one on its own just looks like a relief portrait, but, I think, when you see a lot of them all together, they become more than that. They seem to become people not just portraits, and you can see a little bit of their personalities. The contrast is nice; that some were confident, happy, or otherwise. Here’s a few examples, but the whole set is over in the Collecting section of Flip Flop Flyin’.

I took a couple of photos of this next guy, and it’s interesting for me to see how the artist makes the face look three dimensionally correct from the front, and how that creates a slight distortion when viewed from the side.

Written by Craig

April 6th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

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  1. What a fascinating collection! It’s great to see such fine examples of facial decor too – funny old specs, majestic taches, like it.
    I didn’t know Biggles was buried in Buenos Aires though.


    7 Apr 08 at 15:24

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