Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Film is the new black.

We’ve been here long enough now that we’ve become accustomed to the art and architecture.  Since we’ve started having visitors we have been taking time to rediscover our cerro.  We’re lucky to live in an area with many great shops and one of our favourites is Hiperfocal
The kids have never seen a film negative and Alberto, the owner, explained the process of covering material with a light sensitive emulsion then placing a negative over the cloth and letting sunlight develop a print onto the fabric.

After the print has developed it is brought inside and the emulsion is washed off.  This is very similar to how photos were originally developed but instead of using photographic paper, Alberto uses cloth.

Alberto has photographed many famous places in Valparaíso and his prints make a great souvenir.  We asked him to develop one of our photos of Indiana and Truce and it turned out amazing.


  1. great information - did not know -- new to me..

  2. mil gracias por gustar de mi trabajo y por formar parte de se aventura chilena.