jetlag impressions

As always, if you have questions, objections, worries or praise, and especially if you found your picture and want it removed, feel free to contact me. I will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also read my full disclaimer, if you are interested.

 

I have to say that I really enjoyed my relaxed and travel free Christmas this year. Normally Christmas always turns into a lot of stress thanks to crowded airports and last minute Christmas shopping woes. However, this year we decided to take things easy and skip all the madness. Early in the day we went for a walk to see what the Christmas tradition is like in these parts and then we just enjoyed a rather lovely dinner and all the lovely presents we got. I couldn’t have been happier, I got some very interesting books – including some photography related ones – and finally I have a half-case for my Leica!

In general I’ve also been making a number of interesting photography related purchases these days. I finally took the plunge and bought a Rick Oleson focusing screen for my Rolleicord and it’s just so much brighter and better! I especially like the split screen in the centre which takes some of the guesswork out of the focusing. I also got a couple of books on Japanese photography and an Agfa Clack for conversion into a 6×9 pinhole camera (In case you ever read the Moonstone: Her name will be Miss Clack, of course).

In the meantime I shot many rolls of Kodak Vision 3 500T after dark, photographed one of the local festivals that included some axe-swinging women – always fun – and finally tested my mum’s old fungus infested Lubitel 2. As long as it’s not pointed directly at a light source it actually produces very decent images and is definitely worth cleaning. Since the lomography society is putting out remakes of those I thought this was merely a toy camera, but in fact the original is a rather good camera in its own right. Maybe a little cumbersome to use, like most soviet cameras, but the image quality is rather good actually, I was pleasantly surprised. It’s unlikely that this particular copy will recover completely from the fungus – there is just so much in there that coating damage is more than likely – but I will definitely try to repair it already for nostalgic reasons. After all, my mum used to shoot with this camera and my grandma used to develop the film! It does sound like a proud tradition, doesn’t it?

For now, let’s get on with some photography though. Finally I get to show you some pictures from our Argentina trip this year. It was a difficult trip this time and lots of things went wrong, but after getting the prints in the mail the other day it became obvious that it was definitely all worth it. It marked the start of a promising new project and several of my favourite pictures this year were taken on this trip. And with 53 rolls shot over there you can bet that I still have quite a few posts with pictures from the journey lined up.

Pictures taken with: Leica M6 with Zeiss ZM C-Biogon 35mm f/2.8 and Voigtländer Nokton 50mm f/1.1.

Starting with: Biogon / Kodak Gold 200.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Enjoying the sunshine.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Studying, with a t-shirt that says “Don’t panic”. I suspect impending exams.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Exercise in public places is very popular over there.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Watching … nothing.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Biker on the football pitch.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Left outside.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Yellow toy car.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

I can’t resist shots like these.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Learning how to ride a bike!

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

It’s a good place to take pictures of cars. In fact, it’s the only place where I take pictures of cars.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

My husband needed a haircut and this hairdresser happened to be open.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

I just had to photograph the decoration.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

I just love how this turned out!

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Mad puppy biting everything.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

The only time I take sunrise pictures is when I’m jetlagged.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Amelie stunt waiting to happen.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Fascination with water. On the next trip to Argentina I’m going back to Fuji I think. I don’t like how Gold 200 deals with overexposure.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Empty billboards.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Secretly observing the scene and plotting his escape.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Love the tree shadows in this one.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Oh hello!

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Find Jesus.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Couldn’t leave this unphotographed.

Nokton / Kodak Gold 200.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Taken through the safety net around the balcony. Boy playing football on another balcony.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Cat in the garbage – not exactly Paris style.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Slight size discrepancy.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

There are so many wonderful old houses in the most unexpected places.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

And I was getting barked at a lot. These are real guard dogs.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Made me laugh.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Old car and telephone directory.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

We stumbled over this one by chance.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Love how this one turned out!

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Normally I’m quick to make new friends with the soft pawed folk, but I do keep a safe distance from strays. 50mm distance.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Proof of the schizophrenic weather. Temperatures kept fluctuating and it was too damn hot one day, and chilly torrential downpours the next. No wonder that we all caught a bad cold.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

I was bored that day. When it rains over there, it really rains. You can’t get to the next street corner without getting soaked to the bone.

Biogon / Kodak Gold 200.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Pensive.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

On another one of those endless bus rides. Everyone was slightly bored.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Apparently the new fashion is to dance naked.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

No mail today.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Granted, focus is off, but still cute.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

What nightmares are made of.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Selfportrait with … stuff.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

San Telmo market hall.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

We had a nice little chat with a guy selling old cameras. Prices were about the same as in Europe and the only thing I found mildly interesting was a Rolleiflex. I was surprised to see that it actually had a Xenar lens like my Rolleicord. The only difference between them is the slightly more convenient handling of the Rolleiflex. In any case, I was on the lookout for a 6×9 folding camera, but didn’t find anything worth my while that day.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Mildly disturbing cat.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Extremely disturbing bookshop decoration.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

As always I had some time to kill while waiting for my husband to have a look around. That’s how I always end up with bookshop pictures.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Stormtroopers recruiting again. When will it end?

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Mafalda!

Kodak Farbwelt 400.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Private piety. Seriously, it says that …!

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Obligatory shoes on wire picture.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Such an amazing building!

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016 

Those eyes!

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Some street art.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

It was a bit quiet, so more street art.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Politically appropriate dark clouds.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Veterans camping out.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Comments

  • Olen

    I love your take on Buenos Aires especially the truck and the old car with the telephone book on it. I also enjoyed the street art you found. The street photography shots are really cool as well, and bring back good memories of my visit there.

    • Thank you Olen! I think I remember that you wanted to take pictures of old cars there too, right? Basically, Buenos Aires is the only place where I actually take pictures of cars, since everywhere else they always seem new and boring! I’m glad you’re enjoying the pictures! I still have a lot more to share! 🙂

Leave a Reply