The Streets of San Miguel de Allende & Guanajuato, Mexico

Taryn Baxter is an old friend who I know originally from Whineo's, my most cherished and long since shuttered bar in Vancouver. Taryn is a Vancouver based photographer whose focus is primarily wedding and engagement shoots, although as you scroll through this post you'll see that she's not limited to either. Diversify!

Travel Photography... With Real Film?

Last fall, Taryn grabbed a flight from Vancouver to San Miguel de Allende and hit the streets with her Hasselblad. Below are images from what came of it, and what she had to say.

My favourite way to explore a new place is to walk the streets alone with my camera. Because I shoot film on a completely manual camera, I’m forced to slow down and really observe what’s going on around me. I believe it’s an essential part of street photography, as it opens your eyes to the beauty and intricacies of where you are and the people who live there.

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San Miguel is a quaint but vibrant town with a thriving arts community. The colours are magnificent and the people are some of the friendliest I’ve met. It’s been said that San Miguel is the most beautiful town in Mexico, and I wouldn’t disagree.
A two hour car ride away is Guanajuato, an old silver mining town in a picturesque valley. Between the cobblestone alleyways, museums, markets and cafes, it feels distinctly European, yet the town is full of Mexican culture.

If you're thinking of traveling to Mexico and would prefer cobblestone streets and cafés over the usual choice of beaches and bars, you should know that as well as looking beautiful, San Miguel de Allende and its surrounding area is one of the safest and friendliest in the country.


Taryn shot all of these beauties on her Hasselblad 500cm with Portra 160 and 400 film. You should check out Taryn Baxter's photography website and then follow her on Facebook to add some colour and life to your newsfeed.