When Photo Clubs announce a contest named “Fallen Leaves”, most participants will think of autumn. Images of red maple leaves floating in a still pond come to mind, as well as stands of birches, their yellow leaves and white trunks brightening the reflection in a dark mountain lake, and the list goes on. This is […]
Author Archives: Peter Rockstroh
I studied Biology in Guatemala and began photographing to illustrate the courses I tought. Shortly thereafter, I joined the local Photo Club, where I began developing an interest in Black & White. I soon moved from 35 mm to medium format and a few years later to 8x10. Frustrated with my results, I started reading everything I came across related to the subject. When I found A. Adams´ trilogy The Camera, The Negative and The Print, I read them cover to cover and started from scatch. Although I enjoy photographing wildlife with digital equipment, I love the challenge of the bigger formats and B&W. I am a Colombian born German, currently living in Bogotá. I studied Biology in Guatemala and began taking photographs shortly thereafter. I began with Black & White and it is still my favorite medium. Although digital allows for a much shorter learning curve, it requires hours sitting in front of a screen.
Churches: Places of peace, history and personality
I’ve rarely gone out to photograph churches. Not because I have something against them, or that I fear I might get struck by lightning, but because when I have the time to go out and photograph, I usually look for nature, hopefully with no humans in sight. But every once in while a church finds […]
The East African Savannah on medium format film: Twice the weight for black and white? Any time.
I hate travelling light. Truth be told, I always surprise myself with the amount of gear I consider necessary on a trip. That’s better. You see, I always have a perfectly good explanation for every piece of gear I carry. As you might expect, this is largely focused on being prepared for any situation, thousands […]