CONTRAST: A Black & White Series
MEMORIES FROM BUENOS AIRES
PHOTOGRAPHY AND WORDS BY OFELIA GREEN
I really love taking photos in film because it looks much real to me and closer to the people that view the photos. It was in 2015 when I fell in love with analog photography and since then I never stop learning as much as I can. I like simple compositions, take advantage of mistakes and never use flash.
It's been 3 years since Buenos Aires made me feel nostalgic and I don't know why. I moved there back in 2013 when things in Santiago were uncomfortable. I came there because I felt that urge towards the loneliness that's haunting me. I need to be able to heal the wounds that in those moments I couldn't cope with.
I loved and enjoyed that city, but I left way sooner than I expected.
This year I went back across the Cordillera holding my partner's hand, but this time I was just passing by. A short trip that would help me end that sadness.
I came across a different city, which was not as familiar and welcoming as it was before. It was a good decision to back home.
I arrived in Santiago, I developed the photos I took from my trip. I felt the right amount of love for what was once nice, but not anymore.
It's so difficult to experience when sometimes love is so limited and we overflow it with things that don't deserve it.
Sometimes we don't realize how important farewells are.