I went to Chicago last weekend and brought my 35mm film camera with no auto focus because I want to force myself to shoot more film/like to torment myself, as you wish. More images to come, but I liked the light shimmering through the spring trees for our translucent theme this week. Go check out Who We Become, it's such a fun collection this week!
Fujicolor Superia 800
The film camera came out last weekend - I love the retro vibe this expired stock gives to our first warm day of the year. Still need some practice, but I'm having fun when I use it.
"Mommy, I'm wearing short sleeves AND short pants!" Good times.
Farewell, February! May you and your icy grip be but a distant memory soon. We headed out West to go skiing this month, and it turns out we fled a brutal bout of Eastern cold and snow while we were at it. Whistler, B.C. is stunningly beautiful, though a little lacking in the white stuff this season - just enough for our little guy to go to ski school and learn some moves. My skills on the slopes are mediocre, so I took an old film camera up the mountain to avoid risking any significant gear. Thankfully, the limbs came down mostly intact as well. My photography efforts were mediocre (note to self, do not accidentally grab slide film without noticing) but I'm happy to have these memories anyway.
Please head over to equally arctic Chicago and see what Jessica has been up to this month. Congratulate her, too, on her feature over at I Heart Faces, coming in March!
I fear this may have been the last of our warm afternoons for a while. Playing with film.
Earlier this year, I got a film camera. Because clearly what I need in life is a new project. I have found it to be fun and frustrating all at the same time, especially since I can apparently extend a roll or two out for a long time before seeing the results. Months in fact. I am not entirely on board for the funky and extremely varied retro tones in these, but here are a few initial film efforts (i.e. random shots of my kid), just for fun. I have a lot to learn, but I am enjoying giving it the old college try.
Expired Porta 160, black and white conversions in Lightroom.