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It was without any question the best place in the world to chase big black marlin
Cabo Blanco gained popularity in the 1950s thanks to the visit of Ernest Hemingway and the shooting of the fish scenes of "The Old Man and the Sea". Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart, Joe di Maggio and many other Hollywood celebrities from the golden era were also guests at Cabo Blanco.
At the heart of the scene was the exclusive Cabo Blanco Fishing Club, a luxurious and modernist facility built on land leased from the Lobitos Oil Company. Nowadays the fishing club is a ghostly building that has long been left to decay.
The photo was taken at the Cabo Blanco Fishing Club. Inbetween hitchhiking and living on the road in Peru and Bolivia, Peter Bock-Schroeder would visit his friends in the feudal country club of South America
This first gelatin silver print from an edition of three is now available exclusively through the Bock-Schroeder Foundation
Unique: One of a kind piece, created by Peter Bock-Schroeder (1913-2001)
Limited edition: Original works created in limited edition, supervised by Jans Bock-Schroeder.
Made-to-order: A hand made print that is made-to-order.
They were not the pretty pictures of "willows by the river or beeches in the fog" that he was after, but rather the landscapes of a world violently "disturbed" by man.