A Video Journal - January 2019

The third installment to Boys Club, an annual mythological trip to South America that results in sunny degrees, highs in the fives and smiles all around.  It’s a time of reflection, living in the present and refocusing on the future.   

We tried to summit Cotopaxi, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world, and we were not successful – but we learned a thing or two about ourselves and I learned that my fingers will freeze almost immediately to my camera in subzero temperatures with 50mph winds at 18,500 feet.  

Looking to get caught on Boys Club? Watch Pt. II here

Shot on:

- Canon 1DXII

- 50mm 1.2

- 70-200mm 2.8

- 24mm 1.4

South America in 35mm – January 2019

Twenty 35mm film scans from 14 days spent between Quito, Cotopaxi, and Medellîn.  Shot on a Canon Rebel 2000 bought from a pawn shop attendant a day before we left Kansas City paired with a mix of Kodak Ektachrome, Portra 800 and Ilford 400 that had been sitting in my freezer for a couple weeks.  

I’ve been fortunate enough to spend at least a couple weeks the past three years in South America, including short stays in Santiago, Chile & Lima, Peru.  What I’ve noticed in the larger cities is that 35mm film is still popular among the street vendors and shop owners whereas digital is king in the United States.  

This year and with that in mind, I thought it would be fun to create some analog memories the way the locals do.  Enjoy! 

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