To close the year I wanted to share with you, as many have done, a small retrospective in pictures of my 2011. It was definitely an interesting 12 months in which many doors were closed but also many new ones open, bringing wonderful opportunities for the new year which is about to begin. Since I left Venezuela, almost 2 years ago, it has been an incredible journey full of ups and downs, moments that have marked me deeply and experiences I really appreciate I been given the opportunity to live. I met a lot of amazing people and got to visit places which I will never forget. 2011 was full of surprises, and it seems 2012 will be as well.
Thanks to family, friends and all those who I bumped into during this year…
2011 started in Mexico; full of colors, food, great friends and Mexico’s champagne, “Pulpe”.
I came back to Germany only to get a small glimpse of snow.
Since a few days later I returned to Mexico, journey which took to me to places such as Monterrey, Chihuahua, Saltillo, Puebla, Reynosa even crossing the frontier to McAllen, not many pictures were taken this time….
Before returning to Germany, I small stop was done in California, in which I visited San Francisco and Los Angeles….(bringing home a new friend, the Nikon D7000).
March was my last month in Berlin, will never forget Berlin and hope to come back once more.
And for the first time tried a time lapse:
From Berlin I moved to the south of Germany, Karlsruhe, and as strange as it sounds, my journey through South America started.
In South America I got to visit Sao Paulo:
And even got to attend the biggest Gay Parade in the world,
From Sao Paulo I visited St Croix and Medellin, (both pictures capture by iPhone).
And after a few months in South America, I was back in Germany, Karlsruhe. Doing the usual street photography and portraits, but this time with a brand new friend, the fuji x100.
From Germany I escaped a few days to Turkey, beautiful country full of surprises.
And even got to fly an air ballon,
And visited places I have been already, such as Frankfurt, Stuttgart and the surrounding areas.
In Frankfurt got an Leica M6 and started experimenting with the magical world of rangefinders…
Which later I took to London.
To finish the year visiting family and friends in Venezuela.