He immediately became a mentor for both of us, in different ways. Magdalena was amused with his excentric and cult mind, and I was in need of a mentor on photography.
He introduced me to something that would change my whole approach to it. Having started with a 35mm old Exacta Varex IIa with a Carl Zeiss lens, to adapt to the Nikon kits the camera came with, was difficult. Mario told me i had to but a 50 mm with 1.4 f of aperture. And I did. And it changed my life. I don't only keep on using it for commercial work in digital, but is the lens i carry on with my vintage Nikon.
So this was back in 2009 and after that, too much happened until this particular picture I took while heading back from Parque Centenario's amphitheatre, where Mario and me watched a documentary about The Libertines that ended with Carl Barat playing live, under the stars, as a surprise.
I remember we were both depressed, i had just moved to the Capital City, was adapting to the fact I had to deal with everything concerning money and many other things. Mario was probably allergic to something, besides "people".
And there they laid, two abandoned armchairs waiting for the picture.
I shot it with flash, and Mario told me: No, do it without flash. And I did. But the photo i like the most is the first one.
April 20, 2012.