Holga images taken in the Andean Mountains in the village of Chugchillan, Ecuador. Located at approximately 13,000 ft., this small town has a population of about 28 extended families, farming being the main means of income.
Whenever visitors need anything…a question answered, car rental, a tour guide or a miriad of other challenges that might present themselves, all one needs to do is ask, within a few minutes someone has come to your rescue. Even in this remote location communication is not an issue.
Though certainly not at a loss for subject matter for my lens in such an incredible paradise, I was still eager to photograph the local burial spots and ancient churches.This small cemetary was just across the road from the hostel where I stayed. No orderly structured rows of headstones here,this is pretty typical of the small rural cemetaries in this part of the world.
I am an American photographer living on the northern prairies of Idaho.However, my travels throughout the world have given me a perspective on my surroundings and have allowed me to “dream” when creating images I like to imagine are part of my reality.Off beat,sometimes quirky images emerge from my cameras. I like to explore alternative approaches to photography; much of the work I create is fueled by fragments of an imaginary existence. I use vintage, plastic and toy cameras as well as more modern slr’s and dslr’s. I develop all my own black and white film. View more of Diane’s work at color: #00ffff;”>her website, on her blog, or at Holgaville