A retouching job that I did for “Maria



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I produced these images long time ago, years.

The other day I was putting my stuff in order and I saw them again. I decided to compose a little abstract tale with a bunch of them and send them to Maria Zaragoza, a good friend and a great writer (we are expecting the release of a movie from a script of hers anytime: “Realidades de Humo“.) So she could write an invented tale based on the images. I thought it was a good idea because she’s skillful with the pen and great with her imagination. But even better, because she herself is pictured in these images. Also shown in the photographs is our friend Guillermo Mora (a great Spanish artist) and Juliette Exkore (a delightful make-up artist based in London). Thanks to all of you for that crazy night! We where there that night to take some nude portraits but it ended up being impossible.It was really cold and dark, and the equipment was not very good. In any case it was fun and we created these images among others. So in this case, as in the movie “Lost in La Mancha”, the making-of of a failed attempt of creation is the subject of the creation itself. I hope you enjoy the illustrated story.



(Relato Original en Español más abajo)

LOSING THE SOUL (Translated to English from the original in Spanish)

I was so close that I do not know how he did not notice. I was glued to him. A shadow attached to another shadow in the forest where we all end up losing. I don’t know why I liked him. Just wanted to follow. A ghost following someone who will become a ghost, two shadows in the midst of

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NOTE: I highly recommend playing the song SOMEWHERE while viewing the photograph: To do that, please just go back to the bold tittle of the song and click on it (a new tab will open with the song playing on Youtube), then go back here while the video is playing.


Tony: I- I didn’t believe hard enough.
Maria: Loving is enough.
Tony: Not here. They won’t let us be.
Maria: Then we’ll run away.
Tony: Yeah, we can.
Maria: Yes.
Tony: We will…
Maria: [singing] Hold my hand and we are halfway there, hold my hand and I’ll take you there. Somehow! Someday! Some…


– The making of these images was possible thanks to: Carolina Restrepo (hair, make up and concept), Maria Jose Sanchez Uribe (model, make up and concept) and Sara Murado (photographer’s assistant.)




After the holidays I’m coming back with a new series in collaboration with Carolina Restrepo (my favorite make-up artist). We promise more soon. There will be more editions of Dairy Tales among other series. Keep your eyes open!

– The making of these images was possible thanks to: Carolina Restrepo (hair and make up), Nosizo Mahlangu (model) and Luisa Puerta (Hair and make-up assistant and photographer’s assistant)




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Is the most populous of New York City’s five boroughs, with about 2.6 million people, as well as the second-largest in area. Since 1896, Brooklyn has had the same boundaries as Kings County, which is the most populous county in New York and the second-most densely populated county in the United States, after New York County (Manhattan).Today, if it were an independent city, Brooklyn would rank as the fourth most populous city in the U.S., behind only the other boroughs of New York combined, Los Angeles, and Chicago.


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