I take my time with my rolls of film. I like when I get a roll developed and it has months of memories that I had forgotten I had recorded. Like sunny fields I walked by, a walk with my wife on a pier, a random get together with a friend...
The black and white photos are taken with a Canon AE-1 on Ilford XP2 Super black and white with a 50mm lens. This is the same camera my mother used to capture every family event for the first year of my life. I seriously love this camera. Looking at it brings back a lot of great memories of hanging to the camera strap while out walking with my mother at my brother's cross country meets, or a birthday party or other outing. Using it feeds my love for analogue manual camera control.
The last couple color photos were taken with a Zorki 4 on Kodak Gold. The film was exposed mistakenly just a bit and I kind of like the Holga like feel it gave the images.
I am excited about every shot I shoot on film. When I shoot digital, with a top of the line camera and tack sharp glass, I am pleased with maybe 1/2 of what I don't delete. With film, I somehow justify even the junk shots as containing some kind of artistic element that makes it worth keeping. Take the last couple color shots; if I took those with my Canon 5d mark II, I would have deleted them without bothering to process them. But having them via film... for some reason they become my favorites.
A boring post to read. Sorry. Here are some photos. The first of Sho is already my new favorite picture of her. Taken in Boston just hours after my interview that landed me this job in Japan last fall. I'm not going to bother explaining the rest. Just enjoy.