Today was the day I was most looking forward to, in Buenos Aires. Becky, from Foto Ruta Buenos Aires had very kindly arranged an half Academy photography day for me. So a four hour time slot. Like Ms K was my guide for all my time in Chile, Emma was the equivalent photographer guide for me for today in Buenos Aires.
The session began at Cafe La Poesia, one of the many "Notable Cafes" in Buenos Aires. (Yes, Emma informed me of this! And other notables are La Biela, Recoleta and Cafe Torroni just down the road from Plaza Mayo, which I had read about and, as I am in Buenos Aires, one of which I had inadvertently visited before knowing it was "Notable".)
Emma took me through a well thought out overview of important aspects to consider in creative, street photography. I won't give away the secrets, but I thoroughly recommend attending one of Foto Ruta's tours currently in Buenos Aires, Santiago and New York, if you are in the area.
We visited locations throughout San Telmo that are both on and off the usual tourist stomping ground, also visiting a school which is now home to many poorer people living in Buenos Aires. It was such a pleasure to listen to Emma chat with some of the women who live there. An unexpected pleasure to say the least!
Below are some of the photos I took while under Emma's tutelage. Such an enjoyable and unique perspective of the city of Buenos Aires.