24 Frames of Film: Pase Adelante Series

Rudy Giron: 24 frames of film May 2015 &emdash;

This picture shows a shop that sells DVD films and two arcade game machines for rent from Ciudad Vieja.

During May I was walking around with a film camera loaded with an expired roll of Fujifilm Superia X-tra 400 color film from 2001. The theme was entitled “Pase adelante” or “Come in” which is what vendors would say as you enter their business. I tried to show all kinds of business as seen from the doorway. About half the roll is from the tiny business found in villages around Antigua Guatemala while the rest of the roll was captured on the more affluent shops in downtown Antigua Guatemala.

The film was developed and scanned at 6 megapixels [about 8″x10″] at my local Kodak mini lab. Next, I am thinking of shooting some black and white C41 chromogenic film as this is the easiest and least expensive way to have film developed, scanned and printed. I have a few more themes in mind, for instance, portraits of the vendors inside the mercado central of Antigua Guatemala.

PLEASE DONATE Some B&W Chromogenic film (C-41)
If you would like to donate a couple of rolls of B&W Chromogenic film (C-41); that’s black and white film that can be developed in color negative film labs, you can send them to my address below. You can follow the link to B&H photo store in NYC or buy it at a photo shop closer to you.

RUDY GIRON
P.O. Box 139, El Correo
Antigua Guatemala, 03001
Guatemala, C.A.

You can send it via the regular snail-mail postal service. Or you can send it to my courier address in the U.S., but remember I have to pay every piece is shipped to me from Miami to Antigua Guatemala; just make sure you let me know and send me the tracking number so I can forward it to the courier.

RUDY GIRON
6910 NW 46TH ST STE 435
DORAL, FL 33166-9101
United States

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  • jose de ruiz

    Rudy, I checked on the film, but it is so expensive to ship to you. Could I send the cost of the film to you by Moneygram and you buy it there in Guatemala?

    • Thanks for the quick reply José, I also have an address in the U.S. where you can send me stuff. It’s my courier, so I pay every piece is shipped to me from Miami to Antigua Guatemala; just make sure you let me know and send me the tracking number so I can forward it to the courier. As far as I know, we don’t have B&W Chromogenic 35mm film in Guatemala, that’s why I ask for it. If you send it to my PO box in La Antigua Guatemala, you can use the regular snail-mail U.S. Postal service.
      Rudy Giron
      6910 NW 46TH ST STE 435
      DORAL, FL 33166-9101
      United States
      Phone: (305) 436-8388

      • jose de ruiz

        Hi Rudy,
        I just ordered two rolls of film to be shipped to my address. When they arrive, I will reship them to your address in Florida. I will then send you the tracking number. I could not have the film shipped to Florida from the company because they could not give me a tracking number. OK, it will take a few days or weeks but in time they will arrive to you! I look forward to your photos each day. Jose

        • Thanks so much José, I really appreciate it. Too bad you could not ship it directly to my courier in Florida as that would had been so much easier. Not, you don’t need a tracking number, but it does help in case you have one.

          • jose de ruiz

            OK, next time, I’ll try to have them shopped to Florida and not to me. Keep in touch. Jose