Streets of Merida

After a long month we’ve finally left Campeche. The next stop was supposed to be the state of Oaxaca with a pit stop in Merida, Yucatan. Until 24 hours ago I thought this would be my last night on the Yucatan peninsula. But plans have changed quickly and instead of boarding a plane to Oaxaca we’ve moved to Yucatan. The plan for now is to work here for about a month.

I’m currently in the biggest city in the region, in Merida, as we plan things for next week. It’s a big change from small villages in Campeche where I’ve spent most of last month. It’s quite amazing how a groups of people can live so close to each other but have such different lifestyles. It’s only been a day and my impression of Merida is still forming. So far it makes me feel like the parts of the city I’ve seen are stuck in the past. Hence, the analog/vintage look of the photos.

I haven’t had much time to wander around and get lost in the city but hopefully the coming days will change that.
All the best to  you reader, wherever you are.



By the Garonne

When time permits I like surfing the web for other people’s photoblogs and portfolios. These days I’ve been leaning towards old school photography, analog type work. The only camera I own is digital and I don’t really have much experience in processing analog photos. It’s definitely something I would love to do more of. For now though, I figured with a bit of “digital wizardry” I could try to imitate the end result. Photographers who work with analog cameras seem to take certain pleasure from processing their photos. I, too, enjoy a reasonable amount of processing, in my case digital. The process is, of course, completely different and in this particular case the end result isn’t quite analog, but it’s still fun 🙂

By the Garonne