There is something absolutely magical about film photography.
and…why is that??
From a photography standpoint, the beauty is in the fact that you can’t alter what you are shooting. You see a shot, you position your camera, and that is that. You leave the scene and cross your fingers that your film develops into something as beautiful as your own eyes witnessed.
From a personal standpoint, film photos carry a deep sense of emotion. When I see a photo in film…I can almost feel how frozen that moment is. I enter this world where I pick a part every single detail given to me. The ray of sunlight in the corner telling me what time of day it must have been, the choice of clothes someone is wearing hinting what season it was, a smirk, a smile, a grin, almost exuding an audible sound when seen in a photo. So much emotion squeeze into a tiny frame. That is the beauty of film.
Over my time in Japan, I occasionally carried a disposable camera around with me. I noticed I shot moments that were the simplest things…because as it turns out, those are the scenes I really wanted to freeze in time.
Here are a few of them.
Goal for 2019 … shoot more film!!!