Portraits


All images © Leon Aguilera Radford 2006

Restrained Children, 2005

These small kids live with their mothers at the Centro de Orientación Femenina, or COF as this prison for women is generally known in Guatemala City. We were doing a research for Revista Amiga, a glossy magazine for girls published by Prensa Libre in that country. As the inmates refused to be photographed, we were limited to do so with their children.

Kodak HIE, ISO 10, available light.

Paula's Wedding, 2006

Joseph Paduano as well as Laurie White suggests in their respective books on IR Photography that this emulsion is ideal for weddings. These images, taken in a hotel in La Antigua Guatemala, though experimental in its nature, shows clearly the potential this film stock has for such a kind of portraits.

Kodak HIE, ISO 10, available light.

Weaver, 2004

A man working for a large factory of traditional blankets in Nebaj, near Santa Cruz del Quiché, in Guatemala, is a wonderful subject for photography.

Kodak HIE as ISO 10, available light.

Working pals (or big bellies II), 2003

Kodak HIE as ISO 10, available light and filling flash. Photograph taken by Carolina Porfido.

Conversation, 2003

Kodak HIE as ISO 10, available light.

Woman with Minotaur, 2003

A Journalist and her Photographer waits for a few moments in a tienda at La Antigua Guatemala, before going on with their duties.

Kodak HIE as ISO 10, available light.

María Li, 2004

Who says IR is not fit for portraits?

Kodak HIE as ISO 10, available light.