I saw a fire in the mountain far away, I guess that its origin is not a god that need a man who doesn’t know that he also needs him, but somebody who burns the ichu (a kind of grass) in order to get land for sheeps. I hope not because that just add contamination.
Yesterday I went to Puno to do fieldwork, I also took photographs, I am editing my photographs and more or less post them chronologically, but as I’ve to edit the photos from yesterday quickly I’m going to post them here, I think I get some interesting effects.
I was thinking in buying a medium format camera or even a large format camera. I think 35mm film photography it’s cool but it has the problem that it’s the format with lesser quality, and if I am going to spend money for every time I press the shutter so I’d prefer that the quality of the image worth the time and money spent on it.
But it’s not easy, I don’t live in US, EU or Japan, here in Peru the best places to process are in the small towns, but if I want true quality I have to import the film rolls, I’ve to import the batteries, if I want to repair I have to buy the manuals and repair it myself because the technics are forgetting to repair film cameras.
Ok, I bought from overseas rolls, batteries and parts to repair. I repaired the camera and now it’s working, but now there are again more problems: the laboratories haven’t skilled people to process the film, their scanners are old and domestic and certainly they are forgetting to process the rolls. The costs to get a kit to process in home the film are high, the scanners or macro adds to scan or photograph the films are high, if I change to medium format the prices are higher.
I don’t know if it worth it. Instead to worry in to photograph I am more worried, with film, in gadgets as scanners, tripods, shutter releases, etcetera.