Two and a half month I traveled and worked in América Del Sur. Having the opportunity to shoot almost every day I made a fair amount of images, street and documentary photography and some portraits. Images that I am now just starting to look at. And there’s nothing like prints to edit, sequence, select and judge images. So I very loosely selected a handful of images that looked interesting, turned out to be 185 images, about 3-4% of what I had captured. I made small prints of all of these and now I can play with them. Spread them all over the floor of the boat, touch them, shuffle them around, sequence, select them. Prints just speak to me in a way pixels on a screen do not. I can sequence and edit them over and over, creating a new creative result every time.  I am wanting to bring the physical process back into my photography and am looking forward to hopefully soon be shooting and processing black-white film myself with a Leica M6.

Looking at these images, do I have a body of work? I do not really know. There are some good images. A few greats. Lots of mediocre ones, good intentions, poor results. Forcing something out of nothing. Do I want to do something with these images? A new book? Books? A much smaller book, say concentrating on stories of Peru? Question everything? Yes. I do not know, that is part of what the prints are for, I can get to know what I have captured and see what (if anything) I want to do with these images. What do they tell me, what do I feel looking at them? Prints, even tiny ones like these, are a very important part of the process.

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6 thoughts on “America Del Sur in Print

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  1. Brian Jensen 7 years ago

    Your work is AWESOME! Happy New Year! Feliz Ano Nuevo! Brian “YogiBear” Jensen

  2. Margo 7 years ago

    I would say play with them, look at them with your inner or third eye. Do I see images of a Condor there? You’d better believe it Flemming, you are a photographer with Soul & Heart! Looking forward to your final selection. If you have a book out already please direct me to it because I would very much like to see it and possibly buy it. How I came across you I can hardly recall but somehow your images struck me as an observant eye with a difference. Your Kimberley images are deeply moving for sure! Which boat are you on I wonder? From a car on a dessert road to a boat in the vast space of an ocean? Awesome!

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 7 years ago

      Hi Margo, thanks very for your comment. Yes, there’s a condor image in there!

      You can read more about my book ‘Asia Stories’ and also my magazine and travel journal here: https://www.flemmingbojensen.com/page/publications/

      Any questions, please email me right away. Oh and I am living on a friend’s boat in the Fremantle harbour. Yes, my time machine goes to many places. From the Amazon jungle to the Fremantle sailing club.

  3. Brendan 7 years ago

    Hi Flemming,

    I’ve been following your stuff for a while now from Daniel’s site. Looking at what you shot in Sth America, I think you’ll like working with film-it’s a different way of working, but worth it.

    Great work by the way, keep it up.

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 7 years ago

      Thanks Brendan, much appreciated. I shot film before I went digital and I’m quite excited to get a film camera again.