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

Luis Samaniego

On weekdays, I work as a hydrological modeler and climate scientist. In my spare time, I am a passionate amateur photographer. This site is dedicated to this passion. You can find information about my scientific career at 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 prints with 35 mm film and hope to make my own 4×5 prints in the future.

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