I’ve wanted to try shooting film for a while, pretty much as soon as I realized that most of my favorite photographers take pictures primarily or completely with a film camera. Jose Villa, Tec Petaja, Jen Huang, and Allison Kuhn (based out of Charlotte and completely amazing) to name a few. Their images are so fresh and airy but still timeless. It was kind of a pipe dream until I realized that used film equipment is actually kind of reasonable, I mean compared to how expensive it used to be. After doing hours upon hours of research, I decided to make Corey and our immediate family to all go in on a Mamiya 645 medium format camera for my birthday present. The day it came was like Christmas. I looked up the manual online and tried to figure out what all the buttons and gadgets do (which I’m still working on) and watched a youtube video on how to load the film with fingers crossed that I was doing it right. The first two rolls came back late last week. Obviously some images were underexposed and some were out of focus, but I was pleasantly surprised for my first time. Here are just a couple of images from the first roll.
What did I take pictures of? Flowers and cats. Obviously. Shot on Fuji Pro 400h and processed by The Find Lab.