For my 22. birthday, my dad’s uncle gave me his old Canon, a present from the Japanese people after his field work there. I must admit I never shot with an analog camera before, not like this one at least, the disposable ones only, so this was pretty amazing. Sadly the film rewind button didn’t work and as soon as Filip and I figured out how to fix it, we cleaned up the filter and noticed a huge splash over the filter that’s gonna be visible in every photo, so the camera is practically unusable. The good part at least is that we figured it out at the time when I already had my second analog camera with me and running. 🙂
Last time I visited my parents I also visited Filip’s dad who gave me an old Nikon F90X. Just try to imagine all the joy boiled up inside me! The scene was like from a photographers dream. He gave me the Nikon and it was huge and heavy because he had external battery attached to the camera body. I loved how he’s different in design from both of the Canons and how he’s all vintage and black. And then he opened up an equipment case which was actually full of equipment (the dancing emoji). Two Nikon lenses and a Sigma lens, four packs of 35 mm film and some other useful details in a case so protective, that you could trow out the window and it wouldn’t hurt anything inside. The first click was so mechanical and heavy. I really liked the fact that the only electrical part of the camera is the small screen which shows you ISO, f-stop and how many shots did you take. Filip always tells me about how his dad used to shoot everything on film and without editing decide if it’s a good photo or not. I process my photos after shooting and ”make them my own” by changing the colors a bit, shadows, contrast, etc., so trying this, not knowing how they’ll turn out, are they in focus, are colors okay, all staying unanswered until the film develops. The whole process was so exciting 😀
Unfortunately some of the scans turned out bad and monochrome, but I took a few snaps of the photos and the equipment with my Canon so I can share a bit of film magic with you. The scenes are from my every day life, my cats, adventures around the town with Filip and random shots of pretty places we hang out at. Hope you like them. Shooting like this taught me that sometimes you just have to let go and trust the process, but also that you just gotta let things be the way they are. Sea of love, S.
Forever wrong spelled.
AND NOW; LIFE ON FILM