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MARCH 2017: KELSEY SWINTEK

Monteverde, Costa Rica | October 2016

Monteverde, Costa Rica | October 2016

These black-and-white 35mm film (Kodak Tri-X 400) photographs were shot on my grandfather's Nikon.
 
Monteverde, Costa Rica | October 2016

Monteverde, Costa Rica | October 2016

 
Costa Rica is green: the tropical plants, the camouflaged bugs, the overgrown thrushes, the reflections of ribbed leaves on the wet pavement in the rainy season. 
Monteverde, Costa Rica | October 2016

Monteverde, Costa Rica | October 2016

I chose to shoot black-and-white with the intention to reveal the tonality in the greens and to portray the diffused light casting shadows in the canopy of the forest. 
 
Monteverde, Costa Rica | October 2016

Monteverde, Costa Rica | October 2016

 
As I tip-toed across the bridge, suspended 164 feet above the ground, the cackles of a family of howler monkeys ricocheted between the reaching branches. 
Playa Biesanz, Costa Rica | October 2016

Playa Biesanz, Costa Rica | October 2016

I walked through a cloud. The bridge swayed and shifted and my stomach lurched as a daring tourist jumped up and down, laughing.
 
Monteverde, Costa Rica | October 2016

Monteverde, Costa Rica | October 2016