Posts tagged ‘colonia del sacramento’

February 4, 2011

colonia: las ventanas (y las puertas)

by nicole

looking from outside into an open window one never sees as much as when one looks through a closed window. there is nothing more profound, more mysterious, more pregnant, more insidious, more dazzling than a window lighted by a single candle. what one can see out in the sunlight is always less interesting than what goes on behind a windowpane. in that black or luminous square life lives, life dreams, life suffers.
(charles baudelaire)

i noticed recently when looking through my photos that there were some recurring subjects that i’d unconsciously been collecting wherever i go. windows & doors are one theme that seems to feature prominently. like baudelaire, i find closed windows intriguing & mysterious – they make me want to peek in & see what’s going on inside. i wonder how they’re furnished, who lives there, what is the garden like, have the owners put their blood, sweat & tears into it or are they just renters, what spirit of the inhabitants & their daily lives are imprinted on the building itself. but the open windows definitely arouse my interest as well – many offer just a tantalising glimpse of inside; others are thrown wide open to allow you to see almost the entire room or house. with some, the life of the house spills out into the public domain – the inhabitants chat & relax out the front, kids’ toys are in the yard, glorious gardens are planted in windowboxes & garden beds. these are some that i took in colonia in just two days!

what themes intrigue you and draw you back again and again?
outside in, 2009 © nicole davis
inside out, 2009 © nicole davis
urban sitting room, 2009 © nicole davis

pump, 2009 © nicole davis

stoop, 2009 © nicole davis
local, 2009 © nicole davis
to the atrium, 2009 © nicole davis
turquoise shutters, 2009 © nicole davis

February 3, 2011

colonia in colour

by nicole

getting about, 2009 © nicole davis

so i promised some more images from colonia, where i spent two days in colonia en route from buenos aires to the beachside town of punta del diablo. i had been in buenos aires for three weeks and, while my digital camera was being fixed there, thought i needed some sun, sand & surf – before heading to the chilly south – patagonia.

colonia was not exactly sun, sand & surf – more like rain, cobblestones & still sea. but it was lovely, despite the rain & the overcast days. i’d love to go back there sometime & shoot some more. i posted a few images from this town a couple of days ago, but a few more are definitely in order.

when i went through them i realised i’d taken almost two whole films in two days – i was clearly inspired! so the colour shots come to you in two parts to break it up! more coming your way in the next couple of days.

across the water, 2009 © nicole davis

by the seaside, 2009 © nicole davis

beach romance, 2009 © nicole davis

boats, 2009 © nicole davis

take a seat, 2009 © nicole davis

take it from me .... mr t, 2009 © nicole davis

wheels, 2009 © nicole davis

street seen, 2009 © nicole davis

reverie, 2009 © nicole davis

family, 2009 © nicole davis

fine life, 2009 © nicole davis

January 31, 2011


by nicole

horizons, 2009 © nicole davis

just  a monday post. a few b&w film images from colonia del sacramento in uruguay. enjoy! some colour ones tomorrow.

naptime, 2009 © nicole davis

parillada, 2009 © nicole davis

oldies, 2009 © nicole davis

facade, 2009 © nicole davis

a dream, 2009 © nicole davis

the wall, 2009 © nicole davis


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