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    LFers in Perú

    Any names of LFers in Lima/Cusco? Anyone taken LF there ?

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    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    San Joaquin Valley, California

    Re: LFers in Perú

    I was there in the erly 80s, but much to my regret that was before I had my LF camera! The Incan architecture, Spanish colonial towns and churches, jungle, and Andes mountains make it a potential goldmine of images for a LF'er.
    IIRC imported film and photographic materials are brutally taxed (My Canon SLR self-destructed so I replaced it with a Kodak point and shoot I purchased from a black market street vendor.)
    Its a beautiful country full of beautiful people. I'd love to go back with the 'dorff.
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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    Re: LFers in Perú

    Estimado Terrencio (couldn't resist, I've been studying Spanish all morning),
    I travel to Peru with LF 4-6 times a year. Flying into Lima with film or equipment is not a problem, but leaving can be. If you do not want your film x-rayed, take a changing tent. The security people will be happy to accommodate you. If you would like to see what I do in Peru with LF, take a look at my presentation at GEH . Or take a look at the new 200 Soles banknote; the drawing on the back is of one of my photos.
    Viva Perú!,
    Chris Kleihege

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    Join Date
    May 2007
    New York City & Pontremoli, Italy

    Re: LFers in Perú

    Chris - enjoyed your images and lecture.

    It has been a dream of mine to some day visit Peru but for an extended period of time with either a medium format of LF camera.

    Terrencio - are you from (in) Peru?

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    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Chicago, IL

    Re: LFers in Perú

    Hardly contemporary or active now, but for interesting early-mid 20th century Cuzco photos, see

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    Join Date
    May 2005

    Re: LFers in Perú

    RA Feldman-Thanks! I plan to visit the offices in Cusco next month. Chambí reminds of Enrique Cegarra (sp?) in México, although Cegarra comes a few decades later!

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