Alejandro Chaskielberg Captures The Magic Of The El Hoyo Labyrinth In Patagonia

Alejandro Chaskielberg (Buenos Aires, 1977) began his career as a photojournalist, working in local newspapers and magazines. His vibrant use of color and dramatic worldview are influenced by his time spent as a photojournalist and Director of photography. Alejandro Chaskielberg discovered and immediately fell under the spell of the El Hoyo labyrinth when on a camping trip in Patagonia with his young daughter Lara. The place cast a spell on everyone wandering through it, the young and the old, giving joyous pleasure to all.
Forest fires are frequent in Patagonia. Devastation and renewal, people and animals in nature, kinship and love, are themes of Chaskielberg’s Laberinto project. The primary challenge for him was finding a way to visually capture the magic of the labyrinth and it’s surroundings. He was a cinematographer before he became a photographer. Movies are his inspiration, especially the work of Peter Greenaway and Stanley Kubrick. He decided that he needed to be a director for this project create individual scenes of which he then took still images. More than being documents of the place, his pictures are otherworldly tableaus. In effect, he created pieces of land-art, which allowed him to reach beyond reality they became magical.

Alejandro Chaskielberg captures the magic of the El Hoyo labyrinth in Patagonia

Alejandro Chaskielberg captures the magic of the El Hoyo labyrinth in Patagonia

Alejandro Chaskielberg captures the magic of the El Hoyo labyrinth in Patagonia

Alejandro Chaskielberg captures the magic of the El Hoyo labyrinth in Patagonia

Alejandro Chaskielberg captures the magic of the El Hoyo labyrinth in Patagonia

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