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During my life I have visited almost 40 countries but it was only during the last decade that I found my favorite place on earth, the Amazon. This is where I could develop all of my interests in cultural contrasts and people's different ways of living in an incredible abundance of wildlife and marvelous nature.
My experience is something that I will carry with me for the rest of my life and that is more than I ever could give back.
The Amazon for me is not only a green rainforest, but much more of a lifestyle. For people who live in these areas there is a daily struggle to survive, but one must not forget that there's also an unbelievably great joy of all these people that I have met during my travels.
My interest in photography started since I was a teenager when I got my first Kodak instamatic camera from my parents. I carried on at that road by studying as a landscaping but it was not until the early 1990s, after my studies as a photographer, I started with photography at the professional level as a press photographer.
I lived for several years in Argentina and it became quite natural starting point for my trips to the Amazon. At this time digital values arrived with cameras with high image quality, which sparked my interest in macro photography again.
During the past ten years I have been traveling to Bolivia, Ecuador and Costa Rica every time visiting the part of the rainforest.
On my first trip to Bolivia, I came in contact with Carlos Yarari who became my friend and guide for many trips. We traveled around Bolivia in one of the most remote and fantastic places where there was an incredible wildlife. I have been privileged to experience close up to hundreds of monkeys leaping in the trees to see tapir, capybara as incredible swimmers in the rivers and jaguars jump down from the trees next to us and not to mention all the ticks, mosquitoes and bees have been bite of.
The last trip I made, I lived together with Shiwiar during a month. It was very interesting experience to share their daily life and make daily hunting walks and find my small insects or other wildlife.
By my pictures, I try to share with me some of that incredibly beautifulness that exists in nature. I have put focus on the little things that are around us in the jungle that is not seen for short stays, but one needs a lot of time to discover.
My objective is that in a nice way to show a little of the richness, architectural, colorful diversity that exists around us in the Amazons different corners.