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Today, we’re featuring a travel series from film photographer Carolina Nobile. Carolina photographed the volcanos at Iztaccíhuatl–Popocatépetl National Park in Mexico on 35mm film. Here is more from Carolina about her time in Paso de Cortés…
I’ve been living in Mexico for three years now, and, so far, it keeps surprising me over and over again with its heartbreaking landscapes. I’m always looking for new places to visit. The first time I randomly saw pictures of Iztaccíhuatl–Popocatépetl National Park, a national park with a very special spot right between Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanos, I said to myself that I should go there, explore, hike around, and take some pictures.
So I finally went! The hike started at dawn, and it was freezing. I never imagined it was possible to find snow just a couple of hours away from Mexico City, in Spring! We walked for an hour or so, in the dark, and then arrived at a place where we drank a cup of super hot golden milk and waited for the sunrise. My hands were so frozen that I had trouble loading the roll. I even had to take it and put it back twice, battling with my shaking and numb fingers.
It is always a little bit frustrating, for me, to take pictures of landscapes. I do mostly self portraits and portraits, and nature makes me feel like there’s something out of my reach that is too big to capture. However, when I received the scans from the lab I was surprised with the results, especially from the toy camera, SHOW. I think it’s the first time I took pictures of nature and landscapes and wasn’t disappointed. So these are my beautiful memories from that special day in Paso de Cortés.