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Who Is Macarena Aldama? ¿Quién es Macarena Aldama?
Sunday, March 19, 2017


Nora Patrich & Macarena Aldama - Bella Vista - Provincia de Buenos Aires - 18 March 2017



On 10/01/17 – 17:48 I received a curiously strange email through my web page.

name: Macarena
email: maldama………
telephone:
comments: Hola Alex! Soy de Buenos Aires también y tus fotos son maravillosas.
Llegué a tu pagina porque recien vi un documental llamado Stripper
de 1986 e investigando acerca del director y las bailarinas vi que
fotografiaste a una de ellas...a Kimberly. Los años no han pasado para
ella aunque creo que estas fotos son de unos años atras. No se si
viste el documental...después chequéalo.
Otra vez excelentes fotos!


This led to my answering her and in short order I asked her to pose for Nora Patrich and me for my then forthcoming trip to Buenos Aires in mid March.

I was direct from the beginning and asked her if she would pose for us undraped. We compared notes and her enthusiastic “yes” warmed my soul.

In the morning of March 18th she showed up with her mother whom she brought to check me out. It seems that I passed the test and my nephew Georgito drove us all to Bella Vista which is where Nora Patrich has her studio. After dropping us off, Georgito took Lauren, 14 to his son’s home in Tigre to spend the weekend with his granddaughters.

The project with Macarena was to incorporate the idea of some of Julio Cortázar’s strange poetry and short stories. But initially we did the slow entry into that swimming pool of ice cold water. Macarena posed for Patrich fully clothed and then little by little it was all gone. I recorded this with my Fuji X-E1. I was a tad flummoxed by the fact that I had none of my usual lights so I used window light and a reflector to bounce some light back.

Macarena was a delight to pose, photograph. Perhaps in a near future (Patrich is coming to Vancouver mid April) Patrich and I can collaborate in our special way. She picks parts of some of my photographs which I print. She pastes these and paints or draws around them.

The bonus was the appearance of a Juan Manuel SánchezArgentine version of Leonardo’s Mona Lisa.

Macarena’s mother, Juana la Loca, suggested that her daughter bring along a blue silk gown which Patrich and I thought was a laudable idea that worked well with what we did.





























     

Previous Posts
Gioconda Pérez Mamani

Los Sonidos de Buenos Aires

Las argentinas

I am Eve - Alias Mrs. Adam - Emily Dickinson

Costumbrismo argentino

Milonga - la Cruz del Sur

Las líneas de la mano - Julio Cortázar

I TOOK my power in my hand

Jorge Luís Borges - So that our hands would meet

Sandrine Cassini On My Red Psychiatric Couch



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12/25/16 - 1/1/17

1/1/17 - 1/8/17

1/8/17 - 1/15/17

1/15/17 - 1/22/17

1/22/17 - 1/29/17

1/29/17 - 2/5/17

2/5/17 - 2/12/17

2/12/17 - 2/19/17

2/19/17 - 2/26/17

2/26/17 - 3/5/17

3/5/17 - 3/12/17

3/12/17 - 3/19/17

3/19/17 - 3/26/17

3/26/17 - 4/2/17

4/2/17 - 4/9/17

4/9/17 - 4/16/17

4/16/17 - 4/23/17

4/23/17 - 4/30/17

4/30/17 - 5/7/17

5/7/17 - 5/14/17

5/14/17 - 5/21/17

5/21/17 - 5/28/17

5/28/17 - 6/4/17

6/4/17 - 6/11/17

6/11/17 - 6/18/17

6/18/17 - 6/25/17