Bolivian Brass

Diptych of Bolivian musicians during a fiesta in San Pedro. Photographs taken on a Canon 5D Mark II camera and Sigma 50mm f1.4 EX DG HSM lens. Exposure Details: Left – 1/400 second @ f2.8 ISO 200. Right: 1/400 second @ f2.8 ISO 200.

It seems that this month’s Bolivian Fiesta theme has so far been dominated by diptychs. I find diptychs tend to work best when they display two photographs taken in the same place around the same time. This is because the photographs will usually have been taken under similar lighting conditions and will thus involve similar colour schemes. This just seems to make complimentary conditions for any pair (or more I suppose) to be displayed together. Then I find it’s just a matter of choosing the right themes, aspect ratios and compositions that work well together.

In this diptych I’m presenting two portraits of musicians from the same band shot at the same time and under the same lighting conditions. Here not only is the light working in favour of their co-presentation, but also the theme (brass players), the matching colours in their uniform and the reflection like composition of the two horn instruments leading into one another in the top-centre of the diptych.

I photographed these characters at the San Pedro fiesta I attended in April.

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