The beauty of film

Last year (ya, that’s right) I took out my twin-lens Mamiya, bought some xp2. I was itching to shoot some film and shortly after I purchased a couple of rolls we had a lovely snowfall so I brought my camera outside while the boys enjoyed the weather. Later that week the boys and I went to a fellow homeschooler’s home where we were invited to partake in maple syrup making! We had so much fun and the boys were so thrilled experiencing the process, watching the sap drip so quickly into the buckets from the life-bearing trees. It was a wonderful experience, one they would like to do again, they told me as they saw me finally editing these images. Better late than never!

There really is something amazing about film. I love it. It’s totally different than digital and once I accepted that I was able to accept digital. I got my photography degree (BFA with major) using film. Yep, it does date me but that’s okay. I learned to create images from scratch, by hand, if you will. There is a real connection to the images, the moments you create when you use film and I think only those who have experienced this can relate.

What took  my sooo long to share? I scanned the images soon after they were processed but it took me until yesterday, so that’s almost a year, before post-processing – as in getting rid of the dust. That part of film I don’t miss! 🙂

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3 thoughts on “The beauty of film

  1. These are so wonderful, Tam!
    I really do get sad when I think about how I sold my dad’s old Canon AE1, with all of the lens and filters! The one he hauled all over Okinawa. Did I ever tell you he used to turn our kitchen into a darkroom to process & print his film? Gah! Crazy just thinking about it!
    So happy you shared these.

    • Oh no! Well, I’m sure your decision to sell a good one at the time. You are still honouring his camera by all this pics you have taken on your journeys! I’ve heard of people changing their kitchens or bathrooms into darkrooms…glad I had a spot at art school to do that but it would have been cool for the boys to see the process.

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