Film’s Not Dead

Scanned ImageI love film photography. I love looking through the lens and manually adjusting it. I love not being able to see the image right after I take it- the waiting builds suspense. I love playing around with different film cameras, though I do have a special spot in my heart for my vintage Asahi Pentax K1000.  There’s something magical about film that digital just doesn’t have, so I’ve decided to start a little re-occurring column showing a few of my film photos. Above and below are the very first contact sheets I ever developed (about 6 years ago) which led to my discovery and start of my love with the Holga Camera. The Holga is basically just a cheap plastic camera and uses 120mm film, which means it produces square images. You also control the shutter speed and roll the film yourself – therefore allowing you to play around with overlapping images or double exposures.


P.S.  I also want to add a little disclaimer- these film images have not been retouched or altered in any way in order to preserve the integrity of what a film photo is and stands for.

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I love it when people are happy. I love making people happy, I love being around happy people, and I love just seeing happy people. It makes me happy knowing others are happy too. With that in mind, I’ve decided to start a little reoccurring column, if you will, showcasing some of the photographs I’ve taken of people that show joy, whatever their joy may be. I hope you enjoy, and I hope that these photos will put a smile on your face and a little extra spring in your step, as they often do for me! These are of Jake, happily playing in a little pile of sand on the street.