My next guest will be the artist Giasco Bertoli. He will post some of his work daily on Portrait lab from the 18th to the 23th of December.
I know Giasco since 1998, when I started collaborating at Purple magazine. By then, I already liked his work.
Along the following years, we kept each other informed regarding our different publications or exhibitions.
Giasco is a talented photographer and a nice guy, and I'm happy to invite him to give us his own perception of portrait.
I will, of course, continue to post my own daily portrait.
After flying above a north African desert, I finally landed at Paris airport. Late in the evening, my London friend, Olu Michael Odukoya (Kilimanjaro publisher), visited me to show me Matter, his amazing new magazine (where I shot a men fashion story). We had a talk about new technologies (France)
When I came to Buenos Aires, the first thing of which I felt in love was cars, old cars from elder decades that crisscross the city leaving behind them a trace of rusted glory, of almost childish pride. Beautiful (Photography and text Pablo Guerra. Buenos Aires)
I paid a visit to my friend Barbara Arcuschin. She is an enigmatic woman with a strong and sensual vibrance that you feel from minute one, once in her presence. She is also a photographer and a stylist, and knows how to prepare delicious home made melon smoothies (Photography and text Pablo Guerra. Buenos Aires)
Ato Maglio is a model and an actor with whom I worked once in a commercial film, here in Buenos Aires. He invited me to visit a friend´s antiques´ shop in Palermo, one of the most popular neighbourghoods of the city, where I took this picture. He is a charming young man with an aura of nostalgia that I like (Photography and text Pablo Guerra. Buenos Aires)
Yamila Zarlenga is a make-up artist working in cinema and fashion. She invited me to her place in a steamming hot afternoon that we cooled drinking some mate (the herbal national drink of Argentina). I was introduced to her by a friend that I had photographed last year.
I like the inquiring yet relaxed expression that she offers in this portrait. (Photography and text Pablo Guerra. Buenos Aires)
This is a portrait of my friend Pía Ponti. I took it at the roof of her parent´s place, in Belgrano, a beautiful neighbourghood of Buenos Aires. She is also a photographer and a sound therapist. We talked about travels and she told me about her coming project of moving to Cordoba (Argentina) to have a country life and enjoy more nature (Photography and text Pablo Guerra. Buenos Aires)