Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: LFers in Perú

  1. #1

    LFers in Perú

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

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    San Joaquin Valley, California
    Posts
    9,008

    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.

  3. #3

    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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P3GXYRhz5s . 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

  4. #4

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    New York City & Pontremoli, Italy
    Posts
    725

    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?

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    127

    Re: LFers in Perú

    Hardly contemporary or active now, but for interesting early-mid 20th century Cuzco photos, see http://martinchambi.org/.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    217

    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!

Similar Threads

  1. Podcast of Caral, Peru presentation at GEH
    By chris kleihege in forum Announcements
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-Feb-2012, 13:24
  2. Peru holiday.
    By Tony Lakin in forum Location & Travel
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 25-Mar-2010, 19:50
  3. Developing in Peru
    By franklphoto in forum Darkroom: Film, Processing & Printing
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 9-Jul-2008, 19:01
  4. Strabo Tours to Peru
    By Rory_5244 in forum Location & Travel
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 9-Jan-2007, 21:21
  5. LF for Inca Trail? General advice for Peru and Bolivia
    By B Griggs in forum Location & Travel
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 2-Apr-2002, 13:05

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •