My First Roll of Film
A couple of days ago I finally scanned in (well, Scott helped me) my first roll of film, ever! Watching the photos slowly sync onto the computer screen one by one was like Christmas happening over and over again. The photos feel like gifts- precious moments in time that have been locked away for a period of time & finally presented in all it’s glory. They haven’t been picked over, edited, or scrutinized like digital cameras allow. Ya only got one shot, with film! Which turns out, I love. Scott says “you can’t think about what could have been [if you’d gotten this angle, or that etc]”. I completely agree. On digital, I’ll often immediately look at the photos and think “oh, wait! Let me take that again and again and again until it’s perfect (which it never is)”. Thinking in this way sort of ruins the moment- it turns the focus onto capturing the perfect photo rather than the perfect moment.
With that said, I also prefer the colors & exposure. The film captures light and dark, without blowing out the lights or swallowing the darks. It’s a very milky exposure & the colors are pure & dreamy. All in all, I loved capturing these photos and especially loved viewing them for the first time. These were taken over the course of 6 months (jeez wow, I know!) Enjoy!
(Ps. All shot on a Nikkormat)