Angeles Peña: The insignificance of mankind against such infinity.
"I yearn to explore the forces that are constantly molding our land."
Tell us about yourself.
I'm 29 years old.
I'm from Bariloche a town in North Patagonia, Argentina.
I'm a photographer and a mom.
Growing up in the Patagonian Mountains vastly enhanced my fascination for nature. I yearn to explore the forces that are constantly molding our land. To contemplate and admire the world around us by recording the way in which things transform into something new, different. Not the landscape, but the road: a wild and hostile environment, untamed by the hand of man; the insignificance of mankind against such infinity.
When and how did the film journey begin for you?
When I was little I used to love to put in order all of our family's negatives, I got my first camera back then. When I finished High School I took a photography course and afterwards I joined a photography school.
What Could we always find in your gear bag?
A kit to clean lenses, 35 mm, 50 mm, 105 mm and 70 - 300 mm lenses.
My camera or cameras depending on the occasion.
Hasselblad 500 cm
Film ( Kodak Film / 100 200 400 ISO - tmax 100)
Levothyroxine pills, sun glasses, dippers and wipes for my baby, sunblock, gloves, a rain cover for my camera, winter hat and lip balm.
I shoot mostly in national parks so I have to be prepared for any unexpected change of weather, very common in Patagonia.
Do your photos reveal your feelings?
Most of the time, yes .
Who are your models?
The people that appear in my pictures are mostly very close friends, who I have a lot of confidence in and I feel free to shoot.
What inspires you most?
I consider cold, water, snow and ice to be inexhaustible objects of study. I am working on a long term project about this subject.
Do you think you will still be shooting film in 20 years?
To be honest, in the last year I started to use mostly my digital camera, I had a baby and I had less time to develop, scan and copy my pictures. Even though I still use my film camera, I love film, and I love photography, I think I will be always taking pictures in film.
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