Friday, July 8, 2011

for the love of film friday

 
As mentioned in this new goals post back in May, I wanted to start getting back to my roots in traditional photography. My very first camera was a basic Polaroid 600 followed by lots of simple film point & shoots. In high school, I longed for something more substantial & started begging my parents for an analog SLR, they appeased my requests one Christmas & my love for traditional film was born. I learned how to develop my own black & white film in a darkroom & carried on with that through my college years as a fine arts major. I was very hesitant to jump on the digital photography bandwagon, but now that I have, I have noticed I use my film cameras less & less. (sadness) In an effort to change that I thought it would be fun to start sharing some of my film photography periodically in a new feature called For The Love Of Film

This is some of my older work, from a study abroad trip to Italy when I was still in college. 
Shot with my trusty Pentax ZX-L, using T-Max 400 black & white film & hand developed by me.

For larger & more images from this set go here. It's a little painful to look through these again, it leaves me with this deep yearning to go back to Italy. It was the most amazing summer I have ever had & I am so glad I was able to capture some of that beauty on film. & seriously the graininess & saturation of T-Max 400 film?!?! There is just nothing better in this world, digital doesn't hold a candle. Thanks for viewing! Happy Friday!
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6 comments:

  1. Ah Italy. Nowhere more beautiful. And your pictures capture it all so fantastically. x

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  2. These are truly gorgeous photos. You are very talented!
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  3. Beautiful! I'm stopping to say hello (I featured your shop on Spearmint Baby) so glad to find your lovely blog! Your road trip package is too darn clever!

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  4. Hello, I am a new reader. Your blog is so pretty! I used to be a huge lover of film too. I took classes in high school and college but I don't seem to have the time or the money for it anymore. Your pictures are beautiful.

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  5. WOW! I'm seriously in love. You are right. The digital just wouldn't look as amazing! Beautiful photos and Italy has always been a dream of mine! Maybe someday.

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