I hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 8 years ago and carried 3 cameras in my bag, including my 1978 Hasselblad. Cut to 2015, where I have a fridge full of film that I’ve been ‘working on’ for a few years (I do double exposures and re-shoot rolls at different countries and times of days, see an example here). I had a few 120 rolls of film that I shot recently and took them to get developed. To my surprise, one of the rolls was from my trip to Peru!
I remember taking these pictures, specifically ’cause I had found the courage to ask locals for a photo. I remember being disappointed when I didn’t get these images back when I developed all my film from that trip. Here are a few images from this roll, I’m planning on gathering the full series again and updating my website with them 🙂
For those of you who’ve asked, I have a few cameras that I use pretty frequently. Some of them have ridden motorcycles with me through Barcelona, hiked to Machu Picchu and have almost taken a dip in the ocean. These are my loves:
The little-one-that-could. I’ve gone through about 4 of these LC-A’s in the 8+ years since I been a Lomo fan, but this particular guy I’ve fixed a couple of times, and still going strong.
This is a special camera. It belonged to my maternal grandfather, whom I found out (recently) collected cameras… Now I know where I got it from. I prefer the 50mm lens with it, and particularly like using this camera and the LC-A as a combo.
The ’78 Hass
The tank. I love this camera. Sexy beast.
My $1 Polaroid machine. purchased at a yard sale in Long Beach, California, 7+ years ago, this blue beauty has come a long way, and it gives me the best instant memories to date.
The argus/cosina 8mm video camera is a gem. I can’t wait to experiment some more with it.
My very small painting space is part of my very small apartment. At the same time, there’s nothing like having your own studio accessible at all times. I have a separate fridge for all my film and also stretch my own canvas when possible.
Currently I’m starting my new series which will be part of a group show this fall! I’ll post more details once I get them, but excited to show new paintings soon. If you’d like to see my work, please visit to my personal website at marikeeler.com