Abel Ernesto’s stunningly beautiful "Ángulos" 
 
 
“A loving breath of fresh air…he seems to evoke the greats of the golden age of Mexican cinema with his dramatic cloud-filled skies in which light creates expressive signs, in keeping with scenes never before scene of a city that does not exhaust its polyhedral images marked by the passage of time, yet always with a reflection of hope in the face of so much history and life, which deserve to become future. With Ángulos, Abel Ernesto gives a renewed view of the city to eyes tired of the overwhelming daily routine, and discovers for us another city, other details. Beyond Abel Ernesto’s technical abilities…poetry is paramount…the ability to discover that which is unique in the well-known landscapes, visited and revisited, yet never exhausted.”
Octavio Borges


These pictures are stunningly; painfully beautiful, appearing like water colored landscapes from a master painter. In fact Abel recreates the colors of Havana through the painstaking combination of*many images all with slightly different exposures to create a completely different view of city. The effect is so rich, so sumptuous it leaves you hopelessly love struck, floating on one those fluffy white clouds sitting above the Capitolio building.
* This technique is known as the process for creating a high-dynamic-range (HDR) photograph.
Photos by Abel Ernesto, © All rights reserved.
 

In his own words (Abel Ernesto Rubio Estrada)
Havana, the city of time-peeled signs and gods. With its columns underpinning what the ancients left of old. Its mystified soot that is making history. Its development truncated. The beauty of its worried countenance, creased with traces of the vainness of earlier days. Still finding the courage to stand up and let life flow through its stones among the incredible profusion of textures. A city that went beyond its borders out of the urgency to grow and then lifted its eyes and flirted with the clouds, the ones that unhurriedly pass overhead, and Havana sees them move away from its height beside the sea. A strange melancholy shows in its eyes, and from the eternal dance of time, Havana awakes and life marches on.

About Abel Ernesto
Photo-journalist for the Agencia de Información Nacional (AIN)* Born on December 3, 1973; studied at the Enrique José Varona Pedagogical Institute in Havana, where he majored English.

He began to work as a photographer in 2003, and in 2004 joined the Alma Mater magazine, where he stayed for around five years. His job there focused mainly on events related to university life. In 2009, he joined the AIN as graphic editor and in 2011 as photo-journalist. He has carried out his artistic and journalistic activities at the same time. He was awarded First Prize for the best picture report during a media festival at the Abril Publishing House in 2006. His photographs have been exhibited in several collective shows and a solo exhibit (Ángulos) about the city of Havana at the Servando Cabrera Gallery in 2011.

Email: abel.ernesto1@gmail.com
Tel: (53) 5 249 3220
www.abelernesto.blogcip.cu

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April 2013
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  Caroline Glasius-Nyborg
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Jack Kenny
Kevin Kwan
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Omar Miranda
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Louise Morgan
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Jorge J. PĂ©rez
  Brian Phillip
Roberto Polidori
Rebecca Radmore
Claudia Raymat
John Michael Rusnak
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  Havard Solstad
  Sam Tyler
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