Wednesday, April 05, 2006

A man and his kiosko, or kiosquero, as it is commonly called in Buenos Aires. This kind of kiosk is frequently seen in the city, where they sell all the magazines, newspapers you can dream of. But this one felt different to me. It looks more like that person is standing in a very, very limited space, as the picture may indicate. In a future posting, I will show you others kioskos, since they vary a lot around the city. Un homme et son kiosque, ou kiosquero, comme ils l'appellent a Buenos Aires. De ces kiosques, on en trouve un peu partout en ville, et vendent tous les magazines, journaux, que vous pouvez imaginer. Ce kiosque a pourtant quelque chose de different. Plus tard, je vous montrerai d'autres kiosques, car leurs formes diffèrent dans toute la ville.


Blogger Nicola said...

He has quite a selection. Over here in my region it's not very common to see kiosk like this anymore. Nowadays they're more like little shops, also selling cigarettes and tabak and tickets for the lottery.

4/05/2006 08:19:00 AM

Blogger Brian said...

Nice idea, I like to see the street furniture and street sellers and street food vendors in a city, they give the feel of the place. They are also usually very tempting...

4/05/2006 08:34:00 AM

Blogger Kris said...

we have something similar but more spacious ones to stuff more magazines/books :)

4/05/2006 08:37:00 AM

Blogger chris.h. said...

I would go mental working in that space everyday!! Loved yesterdays houses.

4/05/2006 09:51:00 AM

Blogger Rob said...

I'd love to know how you select the colours like that.

NIce shot

4/05/2006 10:45:00 AM

Blogger Marieta said...

Immagine what it must be like to stand in such a small place for say...9 hours?? Here we have a lot of sellers on the street but they move around with their products!

4/05/2006 11:52:00 AM

Blogger miss tango in her eyes said...

You weren't kidding about the very very limited space!

4/05/2006 12:10:00 PM

Blogger Nuno said...

That kind of kiosk is identical to those used here, good image treatment!

4/05/2006 12:32:00 PM

Blogger Lisi said...

yes karine, I think he can hardly turn around in his kiosk...great city shot!

4/05/2006 03:29:00 PM

Blogger Michael Blamey said...

These last few pics give a very good feeling for parts of the city

4/05/2006 08:03:00 PM

Blogger midnitebara said...

agree with chris, I would be suffocated inside that space. You wont see kiosks like that here in Akita.

4/05/2006 08:05:00 PM

Blogger mea said...

Not for the claustrophobic certainly!

4/05/2006 08:07:00 PM

Blogger santy said...

Karine, for a moment there I thought you took picture from a corner of Jakarta! It's exactly the same as our kiosks, except the seller would be standing outside instead of cramped inside :)

4/06/2006 02:38:00 AM

Blogger menggarang said...

Interesting pic and colours.

4/06/2006 02:03:00 PM

Blogger Karine said...

Thanks a lot for your comments. It is funny to read you all. I have to say that the kiosks in general are more "comfortable" and the kiosquero more space to move around or even stands outside. I took this picture 'cause that kiosk looks so different than the rest of them :)

Nicola -- In France it is the same, you can buy newspapers in what's called a "Bureau de tabac" where you get cigarettes, candies, etc.

Brian & Lucy -- It super tempting! I'm a magazine addict so I tell you that whenever I pass by one, I need to stop and look for a long time ;)

Bob -- In Photoshop it is easy to do that kind of effect, you first make a selection of what you want to "keep" in color, once you've done so, just desaturate the entire image, paste your colored selection on top, and that's it :)

To all the others, thanks. I appreciate your comments a lot.

4/06/2006 02:27:00 PM


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