For an image maker whose craft relies on capturing light to take all of his photographs by moonlight might seem a little impertinent, but Alejandro Chaskielberg doesn’t seem to care about following any preconceived ideas. The Buenos Aires-born photographer has fully replaced lighting equipment with the natural environment by taking images by the light of the full moon. His technique comes as a breath of fresh air to those familiar with photographic projects which aim to muster sympathy for subjects living in underprivileged areas; this is something else else entirely.
Alejandro spent two years photographing the locals living and working in the Paraná River Delta in Argentina, using his acquired method to take photographs which are ethereal and otherworldly, but maintain a kind of strength. It takes courage, a steady hand and a knowing eye to make long exposures work effectively, but Alejandro manages it with an admirable authenticity.
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