Old wooden desk. The building is in quite bad condition here, with sections of the roof having collapsed. Leica M7 with Zeiss 2/35 and Ilford HP5+.
Abandoned plough, small wooden cart and cachaça still.
I have no idea what to make of this. It seems likely that the toothed wheel was at some point recycled as part of a table, before the building was abandoned.
A room with a view (and good ventilation).
Given all of the iron ore in Minas Gerais, it is surprisingly how frequently we found structures such as this (probably part of an old press) as well as wheels made from wood.
Abandoned house. I think that this was originally as part of a hotel expansion, but it is now gradually disintegrating.
Abandoned chair with writing desk and cabinet. Taken with the Lecia M7 with Zeiss 2/35 and Ilford HP5+. The light was very low and it was quite difficult to hold the camera steady while trying also to get the framing in a rather confined space.
Abandoned wooden cart and cachaça still.
Gears used as part of a belt-driven sugar-cane press. The juice would have been fermented to make cachaça. Behind this room is another with a pair of abandoned stills.
I am still catching up with the film processing and scanning. This is the first in a series of images all taken of or around abandoned buildings at the astonishing Hotel Relicário, in Minas Gerais. We will write more about the hotel specifically later on. All the photographs in this series were taken with the Leica M7, Zeiss ZM 2/35 and Ilford HP5+ (the last roll I had left on this trip).
Brazil has quite a serious drought at the moment, but the cachoeiras are still running. And where there is a shortage of beaches, seemingly all the people run to the waterfalls… Composite of two images, taken with the Leica and Ilford HP5+ film.
The Pousada Reliquías do Tempo, Diamantina.
Some landscape images from Parque Nacional da Serro da Cipó, shot on 35mm film. These were taken using a combination of a dark red filter and a polariser. One disadvantage of using the Leica is that you can not directly see through the lens, and so aligning the polariser for best effect is challenging.
Sky and tree textures in part of the Parc Natural de Montseny, Catalunya – one of the most beautiful parts of the region. Leica M7 with Zeiss 2/35, Ilford HP5 plus and an 091 dark red filter.
Schoolboy humour, Seva, Catalunya. Seva has along with many other municipalities declared almost-but-not-quite-there-yet independence from Spain, currently yielding much the same practical effect as the modification of the sign has had on local hunting. Leica M7 with Zeiss ZM 2/35 and 091 red filter (again). Shot wide-open in a doomed attempt to separate the sign from the background. This was taken using a test roll of Ilford FP4+, to get a feel for how this ISO 125 film compares to HP5+. It is clear that the grain is finer, but it is still quite […]
The Catalan Parlament, appropriately next door to the zoo in Barcelona, and possibly the seat of a new nation if the nationalists eventually start acting rather than just talking. Leica M7 with Zeiss ZM 2/35 and Ilford HP5+ and 091 dark red filter.