This September I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Guatemala with some of my best friends and it was truly magical. A land where the soil is as lush and the souls are some of the warmest I've ever felt; it was an experience to behold. We spent most of our time in Antigua, but we drove to Lake Atitlan for a few days and had the chance to visit a few of the lakeside towns as well. Some of the shots were taken on film and some were taken digitally. It was interesting to shoot on both mediums on this trip. Film shots were a little more planned out; less spontaneous in the sense that the shots themselves were more contrived. Since film is such a precious process, it was fun taking the time to really think about the shot before snapping it. I am so accustomed to shooting digitally (where I typically overshoot any given seen). With my digital camera, I was able to document instant moments that we were driving by at 50 mph without a chance to stop; with it's high speed, rapid release shutter, my digital camera served as a tool to capture and preserve seconds in time that will never quite be the same. Nonetheless, I invite you to enjoy them all.
Here is a gallery of images shot on 35 mm film:
Here is a gallery of digital shots taken in Antigua, on the road to Lake Atitlan, San Pedro and San Marcos