Ramirez

Portfolio


I don’t have any formal training in photography or writing, I don’t think I am a professional photographer, nor writer, nor anything like that, even though I like these things quite a lot.

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Whatever I may know about photography I have learned it as I go thanks to my curiosity, liking the subject, having internet and reading tutorials and articles, and reading the camera’s manual when I bought it (RTFM).

Whatever I may know about writing was taught to me by my teacher Gloria (“goblins like pickles”) in the first grade of elementary school. It was never my purpose to be published anywhere.

Romanza
I'm super romanza.

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Nevertheless, some publications have seen photos that I have taken, and they have deemed my work good enough as to be shown on their pages, some others have even thought that whatever I may know about all this is worthy enough to be transmitted through them, and have allowed me the pleasure of writing twaddle twice or thrice.

I don’t make a living out of this, and I don’t know if I will be able to continue having these opportunities in the future, but what I have achieved makes me happy.

Here are some samples of what I’ve attained in that field, which I got in not really having set myself to do it in the first place.

Without further ado, let’s begin.


Airline – Japan.

Airline Ikaros
Magazine Airline 400 - Ikaros, Japan.

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In the magazine Airline, published by Ikaros in Japan, they have published materials from me three times. The first time, on issue 400, it was a whole article about my trip to North Korea. I was published a full article of 6 pages and lots of photos, I just hope it was properly translated! (most likely it was).

Apparently they liked the article quite a lot, this is an email the editor sent me some time later:

Airline Ikaros email
Email that the editor of Airline send to me some time after my article was published.

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That magazine has very good quality on its format and materials, and it felt very good to see something made by me there, all the more when it was them who contacted me first. Besides it’s quite nice because it’s published the japanese traditional way, which is, from right to left and from top to bottom.

Mail Ikaros Aeroflot
Physical mail from Japan (Ikaros) and Russia (Aeroflot), one of the two things I like the most in my life.

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Other images:

Revista Airline - Ikaros, Japón.
First page of the article. Magazine Airline - Ikaros, Japan.

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Revista Airline - Ikaros, Japón.
Credit. Magazine Airline - Ikaros, Japan.

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Airline – Japan.

Airline Ikaros 407
Magazine Airline 407 - Ikaros, Japón.

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The second time I was published in Airline, on issue 407, was in an article they made, apparently, about some McDonnell-Douglas Airplanes and the impending retirement of the MD-11, the last widebody designed by them and one of my favourite Airplanes of all times, from passenger services. When the last flight actually happened it broke my heart.

I had made a flight on the MD-11 (the one and only) on purpose just to be able to fly on it, I was in Europe and having more direct and perhaps cheaper options, I flew Amsterdam-Oranjestad-Willemstad-Medellin just to be able to fly on the MD-11 on the Amsterdam to Oranjestad leg on KLM, the only airline that still had passenger flights in that Airplane. Obviously I took a lot of photos, and some of them ended up appearing in Airline some time later.

Airline Ikaros 407
MD-11 photos. Magazine Airline - Ikaros, Japan.

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Credit Airline Ikaros 407
Credit. Magazine Airline 407 - Ikaros, Japan.

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Airline – Japan.

Credit Airline Ikaros 419
Revista Airline 419 - Ikaros, Japón.

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The third time I was published in Airline, on issue 419, was on an article they made, apparently, about Airplanes used by heads of state of various countries. I had some photos of this lying around, and they used two I took: one of the Chile Boeing 737-500, and another one of the Colombia Boeing 737-700 BBJ.

Credit Airline Ikaros 419
Photos of the two 737s. Magazine Airline 419 - Ikaros, Japan.

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Credit Airline Ikaros 419
Credit. Magazine Airline 419 - Ikaros, Japan.

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Das große Archiv der Airlines – Germany.

Das große Archiv der Airlines
Das große Archiv der Airlines, Germany.

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In Germany GeraMond was making a kind of collectible series of articles of airlines around the world that was called Das große Archiv der Airlines, and the editor contacted me about a photo.

We talked casually and I ended up writing the whole article when the turn came for Avianca, I also collaborated when the turn came for Satena.

Airline Portrait
My Avianca article translated to german.

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They published an article of mine of about 4 or 5 pages (the full article was like 8, but some pages were graphics and tables they added), and some photos as well.

Airline Portrait
Credit. My Avianca article translated into german.

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Just below is my photo used in the Satena article, in this case I didn’t write the article, but I helped the editor who wrote it with information and clearing up some things he was having misgivings about.

Satena
Satena's article in german in which my photo was published.

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Satena
Credit in the Satena article in german in which my photo was published.

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Airlines – The Global Collection – United Kingdom.

Airlines - The Global Collection
Airlines - The Global Collection, United Kingdom.

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The german Das große Archiv der Airlines was taken by Key Publishing in the United Kingdom and became Airlines – The Global Collection, and they published the article and the photos some time later, now in english.

The Satena article with my photo was also translated, but for some reason I can’t find it now hihihi.

Airlines - The Global Collection Avianca
My Avianca article in Airlines - The Global Collection.

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Airlines - The Global Collection Avianca
Editor's letter. Airlines - The Global Collection.

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Crédito. Airlines - The Global Collection Avianca
Credit. My Avianca article in Airlines - The Global Collection.

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Flap – Brazil.

Flap Militar
Cover of one of the military specials were I was published. Magazine Flap - Brazil.

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Flap is a very well-known brazilian Aviation magazine. They make two specials a year about Aviation in Latin America, one about the military part and the other one about the civilian part.

Flap Militar
Correspondent in Colombia. Magazine Flap - Brazil.

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They were having issues finding materials regarding Colombia, and asked me to be their correspondent in this country.

Flap Militar
Do you want to be our correspondent in Colombia? Magazine Flap - Brazil.

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I accepted and was their correspondent for about 3 years, since the time they contacted me until I went to live in Australia, and during these 3 years materials made by me were published several times, here’s one example of one of the military specials.

Flap Militar
One of the military specials in which I was published. Magazine Flap - Brazil.

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There in Australia I wasn’t going to have time to keep being the correspondent, and I don’t think I would have been in a position to have updated materials, so I stopped.

They used photos taken by me for both specials. For the military special the text was almost fully mine (they translated it into portuguese of course), and they would acquire somewhere else some photos that I wasn’t able to get.


Flap – Brazil.

Flap Civil
Cover of one of the civilian specials in which I was published. Magazine Flap - Brazil.

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For the civilian special almost all the photos were taken by me, and the text was mixed, part was written by them and part by me, or written by them and complemented by me.

Flap Civil
One of the civilian specials in which I was published. Magazine Flap - Brazil.

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Here’s an example of one of the civilian specials in which I was published.

Flap Civil
Credit in one of the civilian specials in which I was published. Magazine Flap - Brasil.

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Small air forces observer – United States.

Small air forces observer
Small air forces observer cover with my photo.

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Someone was making a historical article about North Korea’s military Aviation in a small magazine called Small air forces observer.

Small air forces observer
Credit for the photo on the cover of Small air forces observer .

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He asked for authorisation to use one of my photos in that number’s cover, and we spoke long time about other things. He turned out to be a FedEx Boeing 777F Pilot (few jobs better than that one in my opinion), and we kept on contact from there.

Small air forces observer
Letter from the author of the article in Small air forces observer.

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The physical magazine is in black and white, but the digital one is all colour.


Scramble – Netherlands.

Scramble.
Scramble - Netherlands.

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Scramble is the magazine of Dutch Aviation Society, pretty well-known in this geek little world.

Scramble.
Scramble - Netherlands.

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A Piper PA-34 Seneca belonging to Aexpa sadly crashed, and I had a photo of the very exact Airplane that was in the accident. They illustrated the little note about what happened with that photo, on issue number 355.

Scramble.
Credit. Scramble - Netherlands.

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Embraer 190/195 Regional Jet en Sudamérica – Argentina.

Embraer 190/195 Regional Jet en Sudamérica
Embraer 190/195 Regional Jet en Sudamérica, Argentina.

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Gonzalo Carballo and Juan Carlos Rodriguez wrote a little book about the Embraer 190 operations in South America (as can be told by the name).

Mi foto en Embraer 190/195 Regional Jet en Sudamérica
My photo in Embraer 190/195 Regional Jet en Sudamérica

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In this book they used a photo I took of a TAME Embraer 190 in Quito.

Crédito en mi foto en Embraer 190/195 Regional Jet en Sudamérica
Credit in my photo in Embraer 190/195 Regional Jet en Sudamérica

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Aero International – Germany.

Aero International
Cover of Aero International, Germany.

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On Aero International’s issue 9/2013 two photos of mine were used.

The first one, double-page (so much so that it didn’t fit my scanner and I had to take a picture of it) was of an Etihad Airbus A340-500 landing in São Paulo during the inaugural flight of the Abu Dhabi – São Paulo route.

Aero International
My double-page photo in Aero International, Germany.

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I was in São Paulo and I ended up taking that photo, and later it appeared in the magazine.

Aero International
Credit in my double-page photo in Aero International, Germany.

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The second photo was smaller, in a little note announcing the news of the, by then, Avianca’s new colours.

Aero International
My other photo in Aero International, Germany.

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Aero International
Credit in my other photo in Aero International, Germany.

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I have a german friend called Lutz who lives in Berlin, he saw my photo in the magazine and wrote to me about it.

Lutz.
Message from my german friend Lutz about the photo in Aero International.

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Heathrow – From Tents to Terminal 5 – United Kingdom.

Heathrow - From Tents to Terminal 5.
Heathrow - From Tents to Terminal 5.

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Heathrow – From Tents to Terminal 5. It’s a book that a british engineer called Ian Anderson wrote.

Heathrow - From Tents to Terminal 5.
My photos in Heathrow - From Tents to Terminal 5.

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He lived many years close to Heathrow and combined his engineering knowledge with his passion for Aviation, and wrote a book of the history of the Airport since it was put to service in 1946 up until the book’s publishing time.

Heathrow - From Tents to Terminal 5.
Credit in my photos in Heathrow - From Tents to Terminal 5.

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The book is full of very technical details about structures and akin topics, and is very interesting. I had the honour of having two of my photos in the book’s pages, taken in one of my visits to Heathrow.


Noti Fenalco – Colombia.

Noti Fenalco.
My photo in Noti Fenalco's cover.

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On issue 229 of Noti Fenalco they used a photo I took of a Satena Embraer 145 on the cover.

Noti Fenalco.
Credit for my photo in Noti Fenalco's cover.

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FAM – Fuerzas Militares del Mundo – Spain.

FAM - Fuerzas Militares del Mundo.
FAM - Fuerzas Militares del Mundo, Spain.

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In FAM – Fuerzas Militares del Mundo (“Military Forces of the World”)  I had a little collaboration and a brief stunt as correspondent in Colombia.

FAM - Fuerzas Militares del Mundo.
Correspondent FAM - Fuerzas Militares del Mundo, Spain.

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Latin American Fighters – Austria.

Latin American Fighters.
Cover of Latin American Fighters, published by Harpia, Austria.

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The book Latin American Fighters is a very complete compendium of the fighter Airplanes in different military forces in Latin America, published in Austria by Harpia Publishing.

Latin American Fighters.
My photo in Latin American Fighters, published by Harpia, Austria.

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In this book, I had the honour of having published a photo I took of a Cessna A-37B Dragonfly of the Colombian Air Force in Medellin – Rionegro, which appeared in the article that the author wrote about it.

Latin American Fighters.
Credit for my photo in Latin American Fighters, published by Harpia, Austria.

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One day I was casual in Amsterdam taking a leisurely stroll around the Luchtvaart Megastore, and I found the book with my photo. It was cool as hell!

Latin American Fighters.
Casual in Amsterdam taking a look at my photo in Latin American Fighters, published by Harpia, Austria.

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Airbus A380 Superjumbo on World Tour – United States.

Airbus A380 Superjumbo on World Tour
Cover of Airbus A380 Superjumbo on World Tour.

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The book Airbus A380 Superjumbo on World Tour shows the Airbus A380 when it was on its certification phase, published in the United States by Zenith Press.

Airbus A380 Superjumbo on World Tour
One of my photos in the pages of Airbus A380 Superjumbo on World Tour.

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One of its certification phases was carried out in Colombia in early 2006, in Medellin-Rionegro.

Airbus A380 Superjumbo on World Tour
Credit in the last page of Airbus A380 Superjumbo on World Tour.

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Obviously I went there and took many photos, and two of them were used in this book.


CNN – United States.

Mi foto en CNN.
My photo in CNN.

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One day CNN had to show a note about Conviasa and how “difficult” it was to get a ticket there, and how that generated “suspicion” in view of the flight the airline had between Caracas, Damascus and Tehran.

For that note they used a photo of a Conviasa Airbus A340-200 (the Airplane used on that route) that I took in Medellin – Rionegro. I took a photo of the TV when I was watching the note (as can be seen), but I think it’s in good quality somewhere in CNN’s website.


Airliners.net – United States.

Airliners.net
Photographer's choice. Airliners.net.

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Airliners.net is one of the most well-known sites of Aviation photography (“spotting”), it was one of the pioneers.

Airliners.net
Photographer's choice. Airliners.net.

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The system there works by uploading some of your photos, a group of “screeners” reviews them, and decides whether they’re published or not. Curators of sorts, and they reject them for maaaaaany reasons.

Airliners.net
Top 1 by views. Airliners.net.

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The system is polemic somehow, and even though I keep participating and my photos are still there, and I don’t intend on removing them, I am not as enthusiastic about it as I once was.

Airliners.net
Most viewed photographer in one day. Airliners.net.

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Nonetheless, in these years of being there photos that I have taken have been chosen as the day’s top 1, either by views, or by votes from the other photographers, and here’s record of the fact.


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