In December, travel photographer B.A. Van Sise traveled to Spain on a magazine assignment, where he spent much of the month hiking 311 miles along the famed medieval pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago. The Camino attracts a wide variety of travelers: spiritualists, adventurers, and wayward souls, seeking redemption.
He brought along with him a Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens, and shot portraits of some of the fellow pilgrims he met over several weeks of walking through the wilderness. A fascinating point he mentioned was that many of the people he met took great interest in the unique Daguerreotype Achromat, which had a considerable effect on the process of taking their portrait. They also several times commended him for deciding to carry such a heavy thing in his bag, as many of the travelers he encountered carried carefully planned packs, their contents including only what was absolutely necessary. Here are some of the images he made, and the stories he heard.