Aldo Rios’ Blog & Photography


A walk through…
November 30, 2013, 10:48 pm
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…Mexico city’s new Jumex Museum by David Chipperfield.

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I like looking up on staircases.

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Details, details, details.

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Lines.

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Yeah, I like looking down on them too.

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The museum is right across the Soumaya museum so you get a nice view from one to another.

 

…and this is where suddenly my camera changed from RAW to small JPEG. Okay, yeah, it was me… dunno how. FML!!

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The museum. Reminiscent of a factory… a very posh factory.

 



Here I am again…
June 18, 2013, 8:38 pm
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…apologizing for the delay in posting something, but whatevs!

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(Scanner crops a bit from my frames ¬¬)

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Yeah, I still go vinyl hunting!

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No, I don’t think they were useful in any way. That dude just seems more confused.

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Jews… those who are kinda far but so close from being amish.

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Crafts, crafts, crafts.

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I like street chatter.

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I don’t think that was his car, but he was quite comfortable.

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Ukuleles are so mainstream, Jaranas are today’s thing!

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I like to photograph children in the streets, sometimes they’re just playing, sometimes they’re working, which kinda pisses me off. They shouldn’t be there!

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Skateparks make me happy.

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I took that photo and he greeted me then, even though I didn’t know him, quite cool guy.

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Just to feel some fresh air.

Does anyone know any good use for an Ilford Delta 3200 120 roll film? I’m eager to use that film sometime soon.

Cheers 😉



Return of the Holga
June 14, 2013, 11:43 am
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… yeah, it died for a while, but it’s back and here’s some pictures.

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I did a shoot for Fernanda’s dog, Kahlua. Quite fun but, hell! I wouldn’t do a lot of these shootings, animals are quite a pain to photograph… but still fun, don’t get me wrong.

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She liked the bushes. Dunno why, maybe the shade and not so hot.

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Random finds around the shooting spot.

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Obligatory self portrait.

All photos were done with Kodak E100VS cross processed, funky results! but such a shame that there’ll be no more color reversal film by Kodak. Anyway, got some B&W film to scan, later!

 



this thing I used to do…
June 20, 2012, 7:18 pm
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nah… I haven’t stopped shooting film… or digital, or whatever. In fact I got a polaroid pack as a present. Something I remember wanting as a kid was a polaroid camera, but mom always said it was too expensive, and nowdays it’s even more expensive and hard to get your hands on some Impossible Project film, at least here in Mexico. As for cameras, well i got a great deal and got a One Step Flash for less than $15 dlls. I just don’t want to waste all exposures on stupid things. First frame:

Me, April 6 00:00, 30 years old exactly…

The next sequence of photos were done in a time lapse that I ignore and can only realize that I’ve been a poor photographer. Anyways…

Dad… I have no Idea where this was taken, that’s why I can’t realize how much time has passed since I took this photos.

Somewhere in Reforma Ave. Mexico city.

Mazamitla.

My favourite place for doors and passersby.

I really have to stop taking these photos.

Experimenting on heavy contrast scenes.

Alondra at her office.

Again. If i can remember well, we were about to go to a party, lots of sushi and free drinks. Despite the free drinks, I ended up sober… as usual.

I’m surprised by how disperse in time this shots are…

Farmers market.

Eating seeds or something.

After shooting this I noticed a quite peculiar guy in the corner, just raised my camera to take a photo and suddenly the guy starts yelling at me… I just turned around and kept shooting… weird guy!!

Gossip…

uhmmm… yeah, that…

Sometime in your life you have to take a photo like this one.

Christmas time and skulls.

Just kids playing.

Look up… there’s always stuff going on there.

Something tells my that I have a shitty scanner.

Back in the city… typical subway shot.

Misfocused… does that word exists?

How it starts and how it ends, that’s life.

Walking downtown…

I did a photo shoot for a friend and we got some unusual props, like a fish.

Shot with an 18mm, I don’t use that lens that much, f4 and still vigneting… I like that!

This is at Basilica de Guadalupe… people go looking for hope.

Faith…

Photographer nun…

Insert pre-Hispanic dancers here.

All the way from Ecuador.

Don’t know if he was coming from work or going to…

More gossip…

…and more faith…

You can always find Mariachis singing Las Mañanitas.

Kids Playing… they always find a way and never can get enough.

Now I know where I can find palms for sale.

Waiting at the barbershop… and yeah, that’s me at the background waving goodbye… ok, not really waving… just me. I need a coffee… ’til next time! hopefully not in six months!



Recurrence
September 22, 2011, 1:15 am
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Same places, different people… but still walking this place over and over again gives me a lot of peace…

families, couples…

just good times…

just a reminder that we all can get along…

kids… we all should be like them…

getting along…

thoughtfulness

shadow play… and thinking of you 🙂

contemplation…

chit chat…

I certainly love this corner!

sibilings

I’m lazy to translate… but they won’t sell solvents or glue to kids… did I just translated that?… I guess I did…

no clients yet…

Floun…

Squirrel!!… did anyone watched Up??… If you did you’ll get it 😉

a beautiful day at the zoo…

with a beautiful companion that keeps hiding every time I lift my analog camera trying to take a photo of her… but I still love her so much!

seals watching humans…

just a blurry owl…

have you noticed that this post has totaly random photos?…

did I told you that I love people walking next to doors?… you’ll notice it in a bit…

see?!

tres amigos…

again…

and again!… Chingaderitas, if I knew how to translate that word I would but I can’t find the right word for it…

Not sure if… (okay, now I’m starting to talk in memes!! too much 9gag for me…)

waiting for lunch while my mother was in the health center for a sprained finger… shit happens…

Emiliano y Pancho!

good boy…

I would be eating all that instead of texting!

mexican curios

silhouette

couples…

…and families…

and children playing… back where we started…

just a succesion of random events…

and the lab fuckin up my film…

cheers y’all!



A series of random moments
March 31, 2011, 2:02 am
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Some photos in this post are from quite long ago, some others are from not so long ago, that makes this post a little random in subject, but still I hope you enjoy it. The Holga keeps rockin’!

Gay parade…

Not so tough gay guy.

Avatar… nice try!

Lots of colours

even more colours…

I guess this is the first architecture shot I’ve done in a long time!

Brokeback mountain cowboy?

nice evening with friends, beers and jazz music!

Alexis…

Erwin…

totally random shot…

recording some stuff

Floun… and for some reason I love this photo.

I was reading some stuff about photos being classic without the need of being sharp… I dunno but I like this photo even if it’s totally blurred out.

Hanna… piece of cake!

Couldn’t be happier!! Luvin’ her so much! though she doesn’t like this photo… 🙂

cheers y’all!



Deja Vu
February 12, 2011, 2:30 am
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I like photos of the same places but at different times, it’s like documenting the time over a little piece of the earth, I’ve done this a couple of times and well… its cool actually…  like this in ’06 and this back in ’07… did someone moved that bench? and what about those cranes?… I remember takin this photo while on a World Press Photo exhibition…

same place, Norman Foster exhibition, a couple of years after…

same place but different angle…

yes, I did a shot like this one too years ago… same place…

no, this shot is completely new, I don’t see the point in taking a photo of your son in a fountain… anyway…

I guess this photo would’ve turned out better if it was totally vertical, but well, sometimes you don’t have the time to perfectly compose your photos, specially not in street…

at the Norman Foster exhibition… a scale model from the Reichstag…

another scale model but from Beijing’s airport…

at the museum where the exhibition was held… just walking around and observing…

I really don’t know if that thing is comfortable.

Something that gets me mad, kids “working” in the streets… my father had to go through that too when he was young…

contrast… kids working for money to bring home… one block away, people throwing away money buying latest fashion stuff, plain luxury, just to gain some social status…

Nuns… they always get me in a good mood…

I think they noticed me… nah!…

drinks and snacks…

Tlaquepaque… nice place to just walk around, have lunch, go shopping…

uncomfortable couple moment…

Ajijic… every time I go there to visit my grandparents I go take a walk… just the best thing you could do there…

My cute little nephew Paula!!

Isn’t she beautiful??

by the lake…

nice place to enjoy some Coronas!

it was my father’s birthday so we went get some breakfast, take a walk and just chill a little bit…

taking a nap in public makes you an easy target…

Paula and my dad…

fishing lessons…

again… kids working… it sucks and gets me mad!

ahhhh love love love… I have to admit that is a cool place to hang out with your significant other…

dam… leap forward to christmas time… my cousin Israel and his french gf Marine… this is at the top of the Cerro del Cubilete which is said to be just in the middle of all Mexico…

my sister and my brother taking photos… my brother just bought an E-P1 and he seems to enjoy the ease of use the camera brings…

Montse, my little cousin with Marine’s dog… she’s super sweet, always smiling and that stuff…

nice hat and cool camera…

Israel and Marine again… he was so curious about the AE-1P, not that you see those cameras these days…

the view from the top of the mountain…

the remains of the farmer’s market…

learning to play a song…

arriving?… again… same place as this photo…

waiting for something maybe…

dunno… maybe an Elliott Erwitt tribute? I love his work with dogs…

more dogs…

very friendly ones actually!

good ol’ cowboy…

coffee…

just sneaking through open windows…

cute, isn’t he?…

I think this was the first real post in a while… good lord, the space between some shots on these rolls might be months! I need to take out that camera more often!… I still have some shots from the Holga I’ll be posting soon. So keep an eye for them!

Cheers!




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