In April I got to go back to my beautiful Panamá!
And I decided to document this trip in film photography.
It’s and old Pentax 645n which I bought not too long before this trip.
You may be wondering, why film photography when we live in the digital era?
Well, I was very curious about medium format film. And no, this is not my first film camera.
Let’s just say I’m old enough that I’ve had many 35mm cameras in my youth!
Anyhow, there was something from this bigger camera and film format that kept calling me so I went for it.
And I instantly fell in love!
You see, with the 120 film roll you can only take sixteen photos.
That means I have to be very intentional about each one of them.
And that I love! It makes me slow down, take my time to compose the image.
To find the right light. And then, there is a special sense of romanticism as the shutter is pressed down and the film rolls.
Photographing some of my favorite places in film gave the experience, and my love for Panama, a new meaning!
I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed taking them to share with all of you!
This journey starts in Casco Viejo, the old part of Panama City.
Casco Viejo is full of life and history, and it’s a beautiful place to walk around and enjoy the sunset!
Most people know about Panama because of the Panama Canal.
It is amazing and I never get tired of going back!
Below is one of my favorite views. I was lucky to have that view for several years when I lived in Panama City.
On the way from Panama City to Santiago, my hometown, you pass the windmill park.
I’ve always had this love for windmills so it’s almost mandatory I take a photo every time I pass it.
While most of the country is a tropical paradise, there is a mountain side.
Welcome to Boquete. The land of flowers!
This little church you see is where I was baptized.
It’s in a little town called San Francisco.
They make the best anise and sugar bread there!
Panama is surrounded by water!
This is Puerto Mutis. A port town near my hometown.
If you’re into seafood, this is the place to come!
We, my family and I, love this place!!
We always stay at Mama Ines place, which has the best views and it’s right by the beach.
Not to mention, their food is so good!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this virtual journey through a few of the many places Panama has to offer!
Until the next adventure!
Film scanned and processed by Boutique Film Lab.