The San Alejo flea market, a Sunday/holiday institution on Ave. Septima beside the Museum of Modern Art, is Bogotá's best flea market thanks to its varied and eclectic items, low prices and informal atmosphere.
|Hold still, and smile!|
First, he takes the picture.
He lifts the lens cap for the proper amount of time, then closes it.
Then he develops the picture. The camera's box also serves as a darkroom and in a few minutes the photo emerges - but it's a negative.
|The photo is rinsed to remove chemicals.|
The final product is black and white and a bit fuzzy - but it's a classic.
|And rubbed dry on the photographer's forearm.|
|But that's a negative, which must be photographed to produce the positive.|
|Photographing the negative, to produce the positive.|
|After four steps, the final product.|
|Old and new cameras at work.|