The Bruna Story

area deportiva

Area Deportiva – ©Raul Amaru Linares

The sun from Havanna reflects the destroyed sky blue of the wall in the sports area “El Cristo” and the different shoes of our protagonist. Another character, tired, is in the shadow while is listening a long story. Another one, already lost, walks crestfallen. At the same time a young man waits attentively something from some place which is not suitable to the photography.

Some weeks ago I was talking with my friend Bruna. The conversation was, among other things, about the importance of the caption in a photograph like child with skates.

Click to read the caption

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In this conversation we had a little but interesting idea, based on a book called “Andes” by Pablo Corral Vega and Mario Vargas Llosa. In the book, Pablo Corral takes the photographs and Mario Vargas Llosa writes little stories for each image.

What is most interesting about this book is that the stories come completely from the imagination of the writer (inspired in the images, of course), and in his own knowledge and perception about the people and the photographed place. He doesn’t know anything about the photograph or the real circunstances shown in the scene.

So, this is our little experiment. And the story is courtesy of the Bruna’s imagination.

Original version in Brazilian Portuguese:
O sol de Havana reflete o azul celeste destroçado da parede da área desportiva “El Cristo” e os sapatos diferentes do nosso protagonista. Um coadjuvante cansado busca a sombra enquanto escuta uma longa história. Outro, já perdido, caminha cabisbaixo. Ao mesmo tempo em que um jovem espera atentamente algo de algum lugar que não convém à foto.

Muito obrigado, Bruna :-)

Luz especial con cierta magia

© Raul Amaru Linares

Cat in the Street – ©Raul Amaru Linares

Quiero compartir con ustedes la reseña que hizo la Revista Bacánika acerca de mi trabajo, en su sección semanal Artista Bacániko:

La obra de Raúl Amarú se mueve entre el ojo más, ágil, cotidiano, voyer y el más paciente que sabe volver y esperar ese momento apropiado en que la foto se empodera y se sublima.

La nota completa se encuentra en este link.

Muchas gracias a Bacánika :-)

Finalista del Smithsonian Photo Contest

Musicians

Musicians – ©Raul Amaru Linares

Esta semana fueron anunciados los finalistas del 10th Annual Photo Contest del Smithsonian Magazine en 5 categorías: the natural world, travel, people, americana, y altered images.

Con felicidad quiero contarles que de casi 38.000 imágenes enviadas por fotógrafos de todo el mundo, musicians ha sido seleccionada como una de las 10 finalistas de la categoría Travel.

Una de ellas recibirá el “Readers’ Choice Award“,  aquí pueden votar por su favorita.

La historia de esta fotografía pueden leerla aquí.

Hello World!

©Raul Amaru Linares

Today I’m launching this new section in the website: the blog.
I hope all of you enjoy it as well as I enjoy sharing the content.
Welcome!