Update: Taking antique photographs in the streets of Olinda, Brazil.

22 May

“Foto Lambe-Lambe”: calling in customers

We’re on countdown mode. Soon, our family’ll be heading out of Recife, towards our new assignment… Now, it’s time to organize our photos, and begin sorting to the memories we’ve built during our time here. One of our favorites, the city of Olinda, another UNESCO heritage site

Any traveller loves to take pictures! We are no different.
Imagine our surprise and joy when we discovered this Argentinean “street photographer” during one of our walks along the many historical streets in Olinda, Pernambuco.

street in Olinda

“Daniel the Argentinean” lives and works in Olinda. Before, lived in Paraty (RJ) and Ouro Preto (MG)

The man responds to the name of “Daniel the Argentinean“, and with his original equipment, offers the by-passers a unique opportunity to have an antique-style picture taken. He’s got it all: the chemical mixtures, developers, films, and once done, surprises you with a nostalgic impression – reminding me from when I was a child growing up in Brazil, and my mom would take my brother and I for the 2×2 photographs, for school’s documents…

Boy, am I that old???

“the man behind the machine”

“…and they lived happily ever after…”


Posted by on May 22, 2012 in photography, science, TRAVEL


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19 responses to “Update: Taking antique photographs in the streets of Olinda, Brazil.

  1. Gilly Gee

    May 22, 2012 at 3:06 am

    I can’t see the biggest photo! never mind the rest are great.Where will your next assignment be I wonder!


    • 3rdCultureChildren

      May 22, 2012 at 6:39 am

      I’ll see what the problem is, and have it fixed! Thanks, Gilly. Our next assignment is La Paz, Bolivia, and we’re pretty excited about it! 😮


  2. ceceliafutch

    July 12, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    These are wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing.


    • 3rd Culture Children

      July 18, 2011 at 4:27 pm

      thank you, Cecelia! It’s so good to know people appreciate our thoughts, impressions and our “takes” on life! Come back anytime! 😮


  3. Patti Kuche

    July 12, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Wow, old-fashioned and so cool! With such a marvelous keepsake. Have fun living happily ever after!


    • 3rd Culture Children

      July 18, 2011 at 4:28 pm

      thanks for the kind words! We’ll surely try to leave happily ever after – it was always the plan… 😮


  4. Mike Hardisty

    July 11, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    A good set of photographs. It’s always great to come across something different and be allowed to photograph it


  5. Robin

    July 11, 2011 at 4:07 am

    Very cool!



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