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NATHAN OSTERHAUS

I recently picked up an old Polaroid Spectra camera. I don’t have a scanner anymore, so I just shot this on my radiator in the window light. I had three really old packs of film laying around and only one of them had enough battery power to work. The colors are obviously faded but I picked up some Impossible film yesterday to play around with as well. 

Brooklyn, 2014

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I went to Adorama today to buy a new lens. Finally upgraded to the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L instead of that piece of shit 24-105mm kit lens. Anyways, I eagerly put the new lens on my camera body as soon as I got outside. I don’t really go to Manhattan that much but I wanted to play with my new toy so I put my camera on “Auto” and went into NYC street photographer mode. I looked up and saw a set of twins that looked vaguely familiar. It was Disney tweens Zack & Cody. Haha…

NYC, 2014

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After a couple days in Cartagena we decided to check out a more remote area of the northern coast. Hearing good things about the Santa Marta area, we ended up in Taganga, a small town even more secluded. At this point in my trip, I had gotten to be pretty annoyed with my friend whom I was traveling with all this time. I wasn’t used to traveling with someone for so long and it was starting to affect the way I was taking pictures. So I put the camera down and spent the last couple days of my trip drinking cheap beer and smoking shitty Colombian weed on the beaches of the Caribbean Coast before a twenty something hour bus ride back to Bogota to catch a flight back home to NYC.

Anyways, I hope you’ve enjoyed these posts of my trip to Peru and Colombia from early last year. I’m prepping for a new trip soon and felt like I needed to have all those pics in the bag. It was nice to go through them again for a final edit and also to bring back some good memories. Can’t wait for the next adventure!

Taganga, Colombia, 2013

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After hanging out in Leticia for a couple of days, I had a tough choice to make. I was running out of time and money and eventually I had to go back home to New York. We had to fly to Bogotá anyways because Leticia is in the middle of the Amazon, but since I knew I was going back to NYC in a shitty March winter, I opted to skip Bogotá, Medellin, Cali and head to the Caribbean Coast for as much sun as I could get before my adventure was over. We had a night to spend in Bogotá before the flight in the morning, so besides a lot of iPhone pics of cool graffiti and street art, I don’t have much of Bogotá.

Bogotá, Colombia, 2013

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