Chilean street dogs - Perros callejeros de Chile

When I first visited Chile in 2010 one of the things that caught my attention was the huge amount of street dogs that you could see everywhere, downtown Santiago or in the smaller villages in the countryside. Later I discovered that this is quite common in many other countries of South America.

I love dogs and during the last year I had many opportunities to photograph them, from the happy-courious ones to the sad-eyes and sick ones. Here is a selection of pictures, all taken in different places of Chile, from the southern region of Magallanes up to the Atacama Desert in the north, passing of course through the capital Santiago. It's still not completely clear to me why there are so many abandoned dogs here around but it's not my intention to "denounce" or judge anything. Just to share my experience. Some pictures can result a little bit strong - viewer discretion is advised.

The best thing about dogs is that they never get upset when you photograph them.

(Click on any photo to open the gallery)

    

Flooded sunflowers, Tuscany

Result of the heavy rainstorms occurred in July

Harry Müller - A great "old-fashioned" camera repair shop

It has been a while since I wanted to visit this camera repair shop in Santiago. Not that I really needed it (I was actually more interested in buying some new-old camera...) but I was curious to see how this place was and how they were working, repairing and servicing all type of cameras, from very old ones to modern digital SLR. 

This place is amazing, and Mr Müller and his son are very kind people. From what I've seen in the time spent there with them, they really work in an passionate and professional way. During more than 40 years of activity, they have acquired so much experience (and stored out of  production spare parts for all the brands ever existed...) that makes them able to successfully fix issues that other "official" camera services would probably classify as impossible. 

For me, as a photography gear lover and vintage stuff collector, this is a dream place! 

You can find them in Paseo Ahumada 312 (Of. 402), Santiago de Chile. Phone number (+56 2) 26983596.