It started close to two years ago when I purchased an old and no longer used Nikon film camera. I had good intentions to start using it straight away, but somehow amongst the flurry of photography work, day-job-work and family life I only got as far as loading one roll of film and taking four photographs.
Subjects at home + local environment
A few weeks ago I was going through my camera gear and I had unearthed it from behind a stack of empty camera lens boxes delicately building up a fine layer of dust. I pulled it out and started clicking away, mostly portraits and some landscapes but only so much as I could pull off with the 50mm lens. Since then I have gone through almost three rolls of film. I had the first roll processed at my local camera house and have been using Fuji Superia XTRA 400 and I was so happy at the result. I was imagining a stack of either white or dark black images, but the beautifully textured images has left me addicted. Feeling relieved that the camera actually works, I took it along with me to the Mountain Sounds Festival over the weekend and used it alongside my polaroid and digital cameras, where I was documenting the festival for General Pants.
So that’s kind of how what started two years ago has managed to pick up some momentum. It seems to be a-roll-a-week kind of habit.