(Captured with with a Polaroid camera by Eduardo Samaniego.)

Luis Samaniego

On weekdays I dedicate my time to hydrological modeling, climatology, and teaching. Beyond my professional activities, I dedicate my free time to the art of photography, a passion that I pursue wholeheartedly. This website is a space dedicated to this creative endeavor. For more information about my scientific career, please consult the following link.

I started “making” photographs 45 years ago with my father’s Olympus 35 mm film camera. One of my uncles taught me how to use a light meter and the basics of photography. I was hooked.

Currently, I work with a Minolta X-700, a Bronica SQ-B and a Chamonix CH45-F2. During the last years, I learned to develop B/W, color negatives (c41), and color positive film (e6). Currently, I am making my own B&W prints with 35 mm, 6×6, and 4×5 film.

My interests range from macro to nature photography. I enjoy abstract scenes, architectural subjects and portraits. 

I am excited by the endless possibilities that large format offers me to create magnificent images. My motto is “learning by doing”.Curiosity and experimenting drives this adventure. I am learning this art and related techniques from books written by Ansel Adams, Bruce Barnbaum, Chris Johnson and many others. I get inspiration from great classic photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edward Weston, Sebastião Salgado, Steve McCurry, and many other contemporaries.

Film is not dead as long as there are people who are passionate about this medium. This site is dedicated to all those who keep film alive.

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