I have always had a love for cameras. I love the way they look, the way they feel. Cameras themselves can be works of art, and in the coming months I hope to show a few of cameras off in some blog posts. One thing about vintage cameras, is that you have to keep them working, running film through them now and again . Moss never grows on a rolling stone. I am the proud owner of a Nikon FG, and though not many people would call it "vintage" It is older than me and I feel that counts. Its a beautiful SLR that has very classic styling that many cameras today are starting to emulate. While leading a street photography workshop not long ago, I decided to shoot with it to give it a little exercise instead of letting it collect dust on a shelf.
I decided to shoot with a very cheap roll of film I found made by a company called Four Corner Store. It's made to be processed like normal color film but produces a nice grainy black and white. Because this film is expired, it was a little unknown how they would actually turn out but I think it turned out nice! Also, trying out new things, I decided to push process the film which gives it more of a faded look. I anticipated that but I still think these are fun and have a very interesting feel to them. There is something very rewarding about making an image with film. More than just light is burned in to it; your memories and thoughts go with it. I can honestly say, there are thousands of digital photos in my archive I just don't remember taking, but every single image on this roll I remember taking because it was something I had to take my time and think about, slowing down to create the right environment for a photo worth taking.
Looking forward to shooting more film and leading more street photography workshops! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join in!