Parque de Maria Luisa Tree Series
In 2005, I spent a few months studying in Sevilla, Spain. At the time, I primarily shot with my grandfather’s old Canon FTb 35mm film camera that a visitor from Japan had given him in the early 1970’s. One of my favorite photography series came from the park across the river from my apartment, Parque de Maria Luisa. Apparently the Spanish transplanted many plant species from the New World to this botanical garden and park. I shot almost an entire roll of film at one tree (I unfortunately can’t even remember what type of tree it was, but I think it was in the fig family). I recently scanned the film into my computer and worked on the series of five images (I posted 3 of the 5 photographs below). I am amazed at how grainy ISO/ASA 400 film appears when compared to ISO100 on my digital Canon 5D MarkII. The grit makes me miss the old darkroom process.
Parque de Maria Luisa Tree (#1, #2, #3 of 5), Sevilla, Spain (10″x16″)