I’ve decided to start a new series over here where I’ll be sharing my film photography. This is the first batch I’ve processed since picking a film camera back up after five long years apart…
When I was in college I studied photography and used film as my main tool. I was never academic, all I knew was this, so it soon became a true passion of mine. I loved using my granddads hand-me-down, I took it with me everywhere I went, we were practically joint at the hip. Living in Devon as a teenager was the perfect setting for taking images of landscapes and the occasional social gathering (which usually took place on a beach). It was a great place to capture my youth, but five years ago my beautiful camera that held so much more than just a good quality picture, broke. Not only did my heart crumble over the loss of a truly treasured item, but it broke once more when a friend that taught me everything I know about photography, pass away. This led me to put down my camera once more. Five years on and I’m now well on my way to getting back on track. I know both my ‘teachers’ would hate the fact I stopped doing what I loved. So, here I am getting back into it and I have already fallen in love once more.
Living in Manchester is perfect for capturing the vibe of the hustle and bustle. I took my new toy out for the day and explored the downtown vibes that the Gay Village and China Town has to offer.
I’ll be sharing all of my film work over here, and I hope it might inspire you to pick up an old camera and shoot in this incredibly raw format. I’ll be adding a gallery filled with all of my work for you to browse through - much like my Index page. My next roll of film is colour and I’m so excited to see how my shots turned out. It’s so much fun shooting digital, but a lot of work comes a long with it. Having the ability to simply point and shoot, develop then enjoy the photos for what they are is exciting, and also something to look back on in later life. We live in a total digital age, and I’m trying to keep my memories alive by shooting film and keeping the prints safe and sound within an album, as well as here on my blog.