18 April 2009

Letters from Argentina

























Just returned from a seven day book assignment about local culture and winemaking in Argentina. I've never visited Argentina or South America for that matter, and now I'm considering selling everything I have and buying a goat farm in the mountains in Salta. Honestly. I am in love. I never knew that stressing out grape vines and forcing them to grow in a seemingly uninhabitable location will make the wine taste even BETTER. I now have so much more respect for vines, and compared them to crazy artists: when one is put in a stressful situation to create an art that makes them extremely uncomfortable or what they aren't used to, the result can be the most beautiful thing you've ever seen (or tasted).

21 comments:

jen said...

beautiful photos!

josephine said...

these photos are incredible! where in argentina were they taken? i went to BA a few years ago, but unfortunately did not have time to explore more of argentina. i can't wait to go back someday though.

Kyle @ Yumoh said...

Have only just discovered your Blog... ohhhhhh, what a beautiful world-view. Your photos are sublime. Thank you for sharing your vision.

olivia said...

Gorgeous images ... Love how you've combined them -- each one is a delightful surprise.

Anonymous said...

Stunning - such amazing photos bravo to you.

Sabine said...

You rock! But you already knew that. Love the photos! Have a fabulous time in Italy ;)

Kathryn and Brooke said...

fabulous. let's get our tickets sitting together. and as always, upstanding and inspiring work. Sara, you've captured AR well. how beautifully expressed thru your work. K

Eunice said...

These are so amazing!

peggijane said...

Hi Sara! These are bee-u-ti-ful!!!!
I am so envious! I want to stow away in your camera bag......looks like you are having fun and enjoying this crazy journey called life. Thank you for sharing such wonderful memories, thoughts and sites on your blog.
peggi

Anna Kuperberg said...

Wow, beautiful! I love the horses especially.

Kristy Franks said...

beautiful, inspiring, nothing less than what is expected! you are amazing! :)

Pat said...

Gorgeous pictures, Sara! Argentina is on my list of must-visit places and am slowly making my way down the list.

susanica said...

amazing. thank you.

Anonymous said...

I love your work, will you marry me?!

Vanessa Stump said...

Your work is lovely - I love your Argentina story.
I went to Argentina a few years ago and felt the same way!
I was helping a friend shoot a road trip story - Salta to Mendoza. Amazing!!

Kitty said...

Absolutely stunning. The image of the goat is beyond fantastic!

ChefWife said...

You've convinced me I must spend my next vacation there. Thanks for sharing your amazing photos.

Becky said...

Amazing! We're considering going there for our honeymoon, and your photos make me want to go even more! We can't wait to have you shoot our wedding!! Becky & James

Anna said...

wow! these photos are beautiful. and what a neat analogy between the grape vines and artists. i really like that. (hi! i'm anna, by the way)

Julie Blair said...

I am so excited to see you posting on your blog! I am a huge fan and these images are wonderful!! Thank you for sharing your trip and your talent with all of us!

Caroline Hancox said...

wow, you are very good!