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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

MAINE by Don Ungaro

El registro fotográfico de paisajes da forma a un proyecto íntimo que, en el fondo, habla de sentimientos; este trabajo de Don Ungaro se presentará en los espacios de Roberto Mata Taller de Fotografía, desde el sábado 26 de marzo a las 10:00 de la mañana

En el año 2010, Don Ungaro comenzó a hacer un registro documental de los paisajes de Maine, Estados Unidos. Al comenzar a desarrollar el proyecto, la motivación original evolucionó: las fotografías reflejaban diferentes sentimientos, como soledad, tensión, ansiedad y contemplación, de manera que el autor decidió continuar explorando estos conceptos en sus imágenes.

El resultado de aquella exploración lleva por nombre MAINE y es un trabajo introspectivo en el que, sin proponérselo, Ungaro plasma su experiencia en Rockport, Rockland y Candem, pueblos tan distantes y diferentes a lo que él estaba acostumbrado. "Es un cuerpo de trabajo completamente inspirado en mi relación con este lugar que, como toda relación, hubo momentos de amor y hubo momentos de desesperación, pero sin duda salí siendo otra persona, no sé si necesariamente mejor, pero sí diferente", explica.

Dada la naturaleza personal del proyecto, la gran dificultad del autor fue enfrentar las ideas que estaban representadas en sus imágenes, tratar de entenderlas, darles sentido y coherencia en su contexto. La búsqueda de locaciones que lo inspiraran y llegar a ellas también fue un proceso complejo que implicó recorrer largas distancias a temperaturas muy bajas, sin carro.

Si bien es un trabajo íntimo, el interés del fotógrafo es conocer la experiencia individual del público frente a su obra, saber qué sentimientos generan las fotografías en ellos. "Cada imagen la veo como un fragmento de una historia más larga, no sabes qué paso antes o después, y me gusta que el espectador cree esa historia".

MAINE se estará exponiendo en la sala principal de Roberto Mata Taller de Fotografía, desde el sábado 26 de abril a las 10:00 de la mañana hasta el 31 de mayo. La exhibición está abierta al público de lunes a viernes, de 9:00 de la mañana a 7:00 de la noche, y sábado, de 8:00 de la mañana a 12:00 del mediodía.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The 5 fitness apps to help you bulk up for summer

It's that time of year again. And no, you're not allowed to suck in your gut all summer. People will know.

Depending on where you are in the country, it’s spring. Well, it’s technically spring everywhere, but some of us are still wearing our goddamn down parkas. Needless to say, we’re all itching to start stripping down and offer ourselves to the Sun Gods.
Instead of paying for an overpriced gym membership or Shake Weight, there are more effective alternatives right at your fingertips. Literally. While there’s no shortage of fitness apps available for your smartphone and tablet, most are convoluted and hard to stick with over a long period of time. Which doesn’t bode well since Memorial Day weekend is less than two months away.
So here are five simple but extremely useful apps to get you back into shape for summer. 


An easy way to get back into some semblance of being in shape is to increase the number of steps you take a day. The American Heart Association and Surgeon General recommend 10,000 steps or roughly 30 minutes of activity a day. You’d be surprised how sedentary we’ve become. Breeze from RunKeeper stores your previous seven days of ambling to create a specific daily steps goal and even sends a bit of encouragement to ensure you meet your target. If you’re looking for something to map your walk, run or cycling excursion, then Moves might be up your alley, but either way, you can’t go wrong.


Counting calories can be the most obnoxious thing, but it’s worth doing for a few weeks to better understand your eating habits and the amount you’re actually consuming. MyFitnessPal, a crowd favorite, has a database that includes over 3.8 million kinds of food, so you’re virtually covered when it comes to logging what you eat. It even approximates the number of calories burned for different kinds of exercise, like jazzercising and throwing darts!

Motion X 24/7

There are three key components to living a healthier life: diet, exercise, and sleep. Believe it or not, sleep impacts what and when you eat and whether or not you exercise. 24/7 from MotionX not only tracks and analyzes your sleep habits by measuring the amount you fidget while you slumber, but also measures your heart rate and wakes you up at just the right time. There’s even a white noise generator to help you fall asleep.

UP Coffee

Whether you’re a tea, Red Bull, or coffee drinker, you might not understand the impact all that caffeine has on your body and its circadian rhythms. There is, after all, an optimal time to ingest caffeine, so that it doesn’t affect yoursleep patterns. By logging your drink of choice to UP Coffee, the app categorizes the type of sleep you’re expected to have that night based on your target bedtime, age, sex, and weight. 

7 Minute Workout

Now that you’re high-stepping, sleeping better, and eating smarter, it’s time to start bulking up or trimming down. But you don’t need to hit the gym for hours when seven minutes will do. No, really. Science has proven that it works. Watch videos of each movement, track your progress and get ripped for summer! 
Plus, another option:

Jawbone UP 24 and Withings Smart Body Analyzer

If you’re looking for a more holistic approach, then the Jawbone UP 24 fitness band might be what you’re looking for. It not only works with a slew of other apps like MyFitnessPal but also gives you a little buzz when you’ve been sitting down too long, in addition to tracking your steps and waking you up at the right time. And if you’re really getting serious, you might want to pick up Withings Smart Body Analyzer, too. It works with the UP, measures the air quality around you, and even publicly shames you by tweeting your weight out, if that’s your thing.

A 7 Day Detox: THIS Is How You Do It...

Relax. Before you think of punishing juice fasts and bird seed portions, you'll be pleased to know there is a safer and more doable way to undertake a 7 day detox that doesn't involve completely depriving yourself of, well, pretty much everything. We wouldn't do that to you (or ourselves)...

A 7 day detox is great if you've betrayed your body with a few too many hard weekends (we regret nothing). It can do wonders for your skin, boost energy levels, improve digestion and and help you lose few pounds in the process. But, it's important to remember a detox is far from a quick fix for weight loss.

The purpose of any detox plan is to cleanse the organs of all the bad stuff that doesn't agree with your body. If you feel like you're in need of a real health kick, or just short-term body boost, follow our 7 day detox that will have you feeling at your very best.
It's best to choose a week where you don't have any occasions that will test your discipline during your detox (yes, that includes your weekly cocktail session with the girls).
What you need to avoid: 
Alcohol and cigarettes
Milk and dairy
Carbs (bread, biscuits, cakes, pasta, rye, barley, oats, spelt and rice)
Dried fruit

What you can enjoy: 
Lean red meat, chicken (without the skin)
Kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils
Seeds (raw unsalted sesame, pumpkin and sunflower seeds)
Tea (green, white tea, black tea with no caffeine)
(A lot of) Water

Our 7 Day Detox Plan:
Prepare yourself mentally
Ensuring your mind is prepared for any challenge is a good start. Try and de-clutter your thoughts so all your motivation goes towards accomplishing your goal.

Morning start
Squeeze half a lemon in a cup of hot water and drink first thing in the morning before breakfast. A great way to kick start your digestion and cleanse your system.

Work up a sweat
Go all out. Vigorous exercise increases lymph flow and circulation which sweats out all your toxins. Do anything - spinning, yoga, running or boxing.

Raw foods
Ok, so don't go mad on sushi but aim to eat mainly raw foods (which also saves you time on cooking). Raw foods contain more nutrients and enzymes which is a big thumbs up.

Step away from the vodka…
Sorry, no alcohol, but aim to drink up to three litres of fluids a day. Stick to water, fresh fruit/vegetable juice and herbal detox teas. Your kidneys will thank you.

Jaw workout
Channel your inner camel and chew your heart out! Trick your stomach into feeling full without a need to overeat. Chew each mouthful of food around 10 to 12 times before swallowing which will improve your digestion.

Body TLC
Brush your skin in firm circular motions before you shower. Doing this daily will support circulation and increase skin detoxification. Use a loofah or natural fibre brush and start from the bottom working your way up.

Of course, tailor your detox to whatever suits you but stick to these core guidelines and we promise you'll feel amazing.

AVANT-PREMIERE: La collection Tapis Rouge 2014 de Chopard

Chopard aime les actrices. C'est la raison pour laquelle Caroline Scheufele, la vice-présidente et directrice artistique du joaillier parisien a créé la première collection de haute joaillerie, Tapis Rouge, en 2007.
Cette année, la collection rend hommage au cinéma italien des années 50 et 60. Elle comprend soixante-sept pièces, ornées de diamants, d'émeraudes, d'améthystes, de rubis et de saphirs, qui évoquent l'âge d'or de Cinecittà et ses plus célèbres protagonistes (telle Anita Ekberg ou Sophia Loren).
Créés pour orner les oreilles et les décolletés des plus grandes stars du 67ème Festival de Cannes, qui aura lieu en mai, ces bijoux au design incroyable attirent l’œil, notamment cette paire de boucles d'oreilles en or blanc 18 carats ornées de diamants de 29 carats taillés en briolette et de deux émeraudes, elles-aussi briolettées, de 35 et 31 carats chacune.
Le collier « Riviera », l'une des pièces maîtresses de la collection, est en or blanc 18 carats avec des diamants taillés brillants, en marquise et en poire, mélangés dans un motif de feuilles entrelacées. Le collier est accompagné de boucles d'oreilles assorties pour une allure vraiment glamour.
Afin de faire revivre l'esprit Cinecittà, Chopard organisera également, durant le festival, une exposition photographique. Intitulée « Dans les coulisses de Cinecittà », elle compte une trentaine de clichés historiques, pris durant les tournages, de grands noms du cinéma italien. Vous pourrez y voir Ingrid Bergman et Roberto Rossellini discuter du script de Voyage en Italie (1953), ou Luchino Visconti, perché sur un tabouret en bois, en train de diriger, d’un regard concentré, une séquence de Rocco et ses frères (1960).
Vous y verrez aussi l'envers du décor grâce des photographies montrant Charlton Heston habillé en Ben Hur sur une Vespa puis jouant au rugby (1959), ou Henry Fonda en pleine sieste entre deux scènes de Guerre et Paix (1955). Les femmes sont également à l’honneur avec, entre entres,  Ava Garner en séance d'essayage pour La comtesse aux pieds nus (1954), Brigitte Bardot rêveuse, une tasse de thé à la main (1955) et Anita Ekberg (photo ci-dessous) se faisant coiffer pour La Dolce Vita (1960).

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