Flickr a Day 74: ‘Student’

Chilean Francisco Osorio describes himself as a “social anthropologist very interested in photography since childhood. I remember my father bringing home a book to learn how to make photographs, which I read from cover to cover several times. Then, he bought a Russian SRL camera (Zenith), which we used for many years”. In 2015, he shoots with Panasonic DMC-G5, a 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds digital.

His primary focus is “street photography and portraits, documenting Chilean society as it goes along globalization”. Francisco lives and works in Santiago, where women of all ages, but particularly those in college, are his main subjects. The photographer also is a “university lecturer”. He joined Flickr in September 2008.

I can’t say why I like self-titled “Student”, which I would have composed or cropped differently. But appeal is unmistakable, if popularity is any measure. The photo is one of Francisco’s most-viewed—around 26,000 times as I write. He shot today’s selection on April 12, 2012, using Panasonic DMC-G2 camera and LUMIX G 20mm f/1.7 lens. Vitals: f/1.7, ISO 160, 1/60 sec, 20mm.

Photo Credit: Francisco Osorio