Of Light and Shadows by Eleonora Ronconi

Issue 43

I have lived in California for the last thirteen years, but Buenos Aires, my hometown, still feeds my roots and nourishes my soul. I return there nearly every year, and in 2011 while wandering there again, I felt a transformation -- a shift in me that led to this latest project.

I began to revisit and photograph places of my childhood. Places I had avoided visiting or shooting because they reminded me too painfully of my father and his death when I was still very young. This time I explored without restriction or agenda, and found myself at Recoleta Cemetery. And it was there that my transition and this project emerged.

These are images that capture those moments of escaping light, of shadows trapped in folds of stone and gravity, the vanity of cold concrete crumbling beneath the unavoidable flow of time, and the sudden and improbable lightness of hope even in the darkest moments.

Eleonora Ronconi is a Santa Clara, CA based photographer.
To view more of Eleonora's work, please visit her website.

 Guardian Angel

Guardian Angel

 Standing Still

Standing Still

 Lady's Respite

Lady's Respite

 Heroes

Heroes

 Reflected

Reflected

 Honor

Honor

 The Sculptor

The Sculptor

 Walking Angel

Walking Angel

  The Labyrinth

The Labyrinth

  Convergence

Convergence

 The Hidden

The Hidden

 Broken Pieces

Broken Pieces

 Carved

Carved

 Crumbling Memories

Crumbling Memories

 Life After Death

Life After Death

  Juan Carranza

Juan Carranza

  Shadow of Guilt 

Shadow of Guilt