Treasure in the heart of Buenos Aires.
Argentina a land of seemingly infinite wealth and possibilities, the land of milk and honey. 'As rich as an Argentine' a common turn of phrase throughout the 20th century. During the 1940s food commodity exports totalled more than any other nation in the world, including the United states.
These abandoned salons have transcended the decades since 1914. Evita Peron, Argentina's icon to the poor and working classes, would spend small fortunes here indulging herself, preening on the marble stair cases and dancing upon the mahogany parquetry floors. Now, much like herself, the intricate detailing lies buried beneath the stories and the dust.
35mm analogue photography / giclee prints / 6 in a series of 16.