If you ask me what are my passions I will answer : travelling, photography and writing.
I was a little girl when my father gave me for my birthday a Polaroid camera. I was so happy and proud. My love for photography began in that moment. I remember that all my pocket money was for the expensive Polaroid’s films with wich I tried to emulate my father and his wonderful Rollei Flex.
This passion grew year by year and began a big part of my life along with the travels.
Why I love to travel so much? Because visiting new countries, new places, new landscapes is culture, joy, emotion. Because, observing other people and other traditions, you understand that your problems are relative. And, most of all, because it’s so nice to feel at home everywhere you are.
The last trip that i had is Argentina and Patagonia.
I was dreaming about these places for a long time. The word “Patagonia” for me was the synonymous of wild Nature, stunning landscapes, exciting scenography.
The reality was better than the imagination.
When I arrived to El Calafate, a tourist and crowded city, I was a little disappointed. But when I got to the Perito Moreno Park, after a 85 km in the middle of nowhere, the frustation disapperead. This is an incredible glacier that is completely different from the others. It advances every day 2 metres and it’s fantastic to lean on the balconies’s balustrades and admire the breathtaking show of the ice’s giant pieces that fall in the water. The sound is spine chilling and the ice’s dimensions are astonishing, sometimes like a five floors buildings.
This is not the only way I admired this surprising glacier. I went by a boat to a lenga ( a tipical tree ) wood and after a short walk I arrived to the glacier. With a small group, wearing crampons, I walked on this astounding giant, admiring the several blue’s tones and hearing the irreal silences of this magical place.
This was a really unbelievable experience. Step by step we reached the top and we had a 360° vision that will stay impress in my memory for ever. When I came back reluctantly, waiting for the boat, I was sitting on a rock, the light was wonderful and I saw this young man in front of the glacier. I took immediately my camera and I began to take pictures of this scene. The smallness of the humankind and the immensity of the Nature. What an emotion…
This is, for me, a picture. Doesn’t matter where I am, doesn’t matter the place, the person, the moment that I want to immortalize. The most important thing is the ability of giving an emotion. And transmit the fascination that I lived.