I 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.
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.
I recently shot behind the scenes at a friends lookbook shoot for her senior thesis at Parsons, and I am so happy with how the photos turned out! I also got to play around with film, and as soon as I get those back hopefully I’ll be able to find a few good ones to enjoy. In case anyone was wondering, all the fabulous clothing is by Cory Paglinco.