The Plaza

The 24 de Septiembre plaza in Santa Cruz.

Blue trousers Jones New York - Red blouse Forever 21 - Black flats Jessica Simpson - Pearl necklace Zara
Behind me the Basilica of San Lorenzo.


While walking through this plaza, the most amazing thing happened.


We saw an older gentleman with an antique camera. 


He was taking pictures which he developed right there on
the plaza in his own dark room - inside the camera.


His father who was a photographer built the camera for him 60 years ago.


He works at the plaza taking pictures of locals and foreigners.


He has a hard time finding paper to develop his prints because the
paper is no longer made - so he uses old photograph paper
he buys from old photographers' stock, which is hard to come by. 


I was solo amazed !
and yes, we took a picture - it was surreal, like 
photographing the present with a past object.

8 comments

Mica T said...

Oh wow I definitely would have stopped to get a photo too - how cool that he continues to do that! :) Such a great souvenir!


Love your necklace with the red top also!

Away From Blue

Closet Fashionista said...

Wow, that is so amazing!!!! I wish I could see that in person, haha :D
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Sheila said...

I love your necklace. How cool to discover this photographer!

Kim Alston said...

What an amazing camera! That is so awesome! That Basilica is gorgeous! Love your outfit! The color of your top is so pretty.
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Pia J said...

That is so cool, amazing that he is still using this camera, I love that. Oh and your blouse and necklace are beautiful!

Pia
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Jessica Cangiano said...

Oh how I love that! He is keeping a rare and wonderful form of photography alive with these marvelous street images. What an amazing, meaningful souvenir to take home with you.

♥ Jessica

*PS* Awesome necklace!

LyddieGal said...

What an amazing photographer! It is a shame so much of the film and old darkroom ways are becoming extinct.

Love this bright blouse and your fun pearl necklace!
Chic on the Cheap

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Waaoo, I've never seen something like that before!! How cool! And what a great souvenir as well :)