I wear many hats. This is one blog about a particular hat that I often wear. Each photo posted here was taken with a film camera. The shots were processed (usually by me) and then scanned.
While trekking across the country in 2004, taking pictures along the way, I discovered my love for photography. When I got back, I decided that I wanted to do something with some of the photos that I took. I loved the way old medium format, square holiday photos looked and wanted to replicate that by using Photoshop.
I would spend hours, even days on each picture, painstakingly adjusting contrast, color, shadow, etc., just so they might look like old vacation shots captured on medium format film. It was no easy task. You had to get the colors just so, had to have the contrasts just right.
From 2004 through 2010, I performed this bit of hocus pocus on hundreds of photos. But when apps like Instgram came about, I got frustrated and simply stopped manipulating photos. I was immediately turned off by Instagram and to this day have never signed up or downloaded it. Out of simple curiosity (and bored with my stint in digital photography), I decided to start using film. I bought a $25 Holga from some guy in Hong Kong and began shooting.
Since then, I’ve branched out into other vintage cameras and have experimented with various types of film. I’ve even taken up developing my own color film at home (in my bathroom). We’ll see how all this turns out.
Other things you might like to know:
I live in Seattle, I’m vegan, I’m a screen printer, I like history, old roads and trains. Sure do.