As far back as I can remember I have always had a thing for cameras and taking photos. There are hundreds of negatives and 3×5 photographs at my parents house that I still go through and reminisce. Something about film is so nostalgic and you know that I am a sucker for stuff like that.
So after attending WPPI in March, I got all inspired by some fellow photographer friends and decided to pick up a personal project to get my creative juices (re)flowing. At the time, I was feeling kind of stagnant and uninspired and needed something fun and different to look forward to. That’s when I borrowed a 35mm Contax from a good friend of mine and started playing around with film.
The whole process was so fun! Loading, clicking, winding and rewinding… so so so cool.
Then! I remember that my dad had a really neat looking metal and black Canon 35mm from the 70’s. He dug it out for me and I dusted it off and put it to use. Of the 5 rolls and 100+ images I took, there were really only a handful I am pleased with.
I’m not going to lie, when I picked up the developed negatives and loaded the scanned files onto my computer I was a little disappointed with the outcome. Though I suppose I shouldn’t be too hard on myself considering it was the first time in well over 10 years that I even picked up a FULLY manual camera.
Regardless, I am addicted and excited to continue to master this whole thing and can’t wait to see where this all goes.
Here are a few images from my first batch.