The Faces of Santiago de Chile

Local People are what really showcase a foreign land. When I travel I always look for the faces to capture in my photos. Parks and skylines can tell the stories too… But, nothing makes a place unique and special as the faces of people who live there. Here are The Beautiful Faces of Santiago de Chile. Also you may wish …

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Santiaguenos - Santiago People

I have visited Santiago, formally Santiago de Chile, during my recent trip to South America. A friend photographer Andrew (AndrewGraemeGould.com) was kind to host me for two nights and show the city’s photography “hot spots”. The experience was amazing! After this visit I am going to call Santiago as “Street Photographer’s Paradise”. Such beautiful and photocamera-friendly people live there. Nobody …

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Machu Picchu, Peru

I am back from my first trip to South America, and this is the opening post of its photo coverage. I have visited beautiful countries Peru and Chile, met wonderful people, experienced amazing adventures, and took a record high 7,945 photos (!), in which I am going to tell you my stories about the Inca Empire and Mystery of Easter …

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Berlin On Bike

I am obsessed with bikes… I’ve found Berlin as a perfect city for riding one. There is no view in Berlin without Berliner or Berlinerin on a bicycle. If you don’t see any bikers, take a closer look, at least a bike itself must be somewhere around ;)

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Streets of Berlin

Berlin is amazing! I visited it last year during my German-Austrian ‘Guten Tag! Deutsch Time’ Nona Hora EuroTrip and loved to walk its busy open-sky streets. I am currently working on my next travel photo book, looking through Berlin cityscape and street photography and finding some interesting photos I have not shared with you yet. Click on image to view …

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The Miracles Of Polaroid

Last week I introduced my new project The Miracles Of Polaroid. Now it’s time to share the first Miracles ;) Warning: Challenges Ahead The project has begun with cleaning the dust out of 25-year-old instant photo camera Polaroid Pronto! Sonar OneStep (1978) and exciting shopping for Polaroid flash bars and film. On eBay vintage SX-70 flash bars go for 30-50 …

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My Polaroid Pronto! Sonar OneStep (1978)

The History In April 1947 (75 years ago!) Edwin H. Land, a researcher in polarization of light and 38-year-old president of the Polaroid Corporation, invented an instant camera– a photo camera that performed all steps involved in making a photograph- developing, fixing, and printing. With a ‘Land Camera’ (named after its inventor), you just push a button and 60 seconds …

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

This is the second part of my photo session with celebrities from Madame Tussauds Hollywood Wax Museum. Find a Photo Trivia question at the bottom of this page. Tip: This is a wax copy of an original movie still which became a best-selling poster and turned the actress into an instant pin-up girl. The film raised her stature as a …

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Anna Maria Tussaud (Madame Tussaud)

In 2009, in addition to existing Hollywood Wax Museum, a new $60 million showcase of Madame Tussauds Hollywood Wax Museum was opened on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Over a hundred life-size celebrity wax figures, including Hollywood Icons, Movie Stars and Directors, TV Stars, Pop Stars and Sport Stars are displayed in themed layouts of a new museum. The layouts …

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Marilyn Monroe's Hollywood

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” ― Marilyn Monroe 53 years ago, on February 8, 1960, Marilyn Monroe was awarded the Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. By that time, a blonde actress, who started her carrier as a parachute inspector (a brunette parachute inspector), had become not only …

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On My Shelves

On My Shelves is my Instagram photo project – I take photos of stuff from my shelves using a phone camera and post them here in Travel Photo Journal (all items are related to my travels or photography). This is the fifth set of pictures. Click here to read about the project in its “pilot episode” or click here to …

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A Walk in Christmasy New York

This is the second set of photos from my New Year’s Eve in New York trip. As I have told before, my hopes for a walk in White Christmasy New York were dashed last year. The weather in NYC in the last 5 days of the year was horrible. On the only sunny day I walked by Rockefeller Center Ice …

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