What’s in a roll of film?

In today’s world of super cameras with 50 megapixel sensors and super fast autofocus, not to mention live view LCD composition, why choose to shoot film with old cameras? Especially considering that I have ALS, and that using the latest digital technology would probably make my life easier? For me, one big reason is inspiration. I look at a fresh, unexposed roll of 35mm or 120 film, and I think:  what possibilities will this roll find, what images will I capture on it? A roll of film holds limitless opportunity for me to create. Where will it take me, and where could I take viewers with it? 36 frames, or 24 frames, or even 12 frames doesn’t sound like much, but within every roll of film, every frame is the chance to make something special.

These 26 images all came from a single 36 frame roll of expired Fuji Superia 400, shot using my Contax G2. All were shot without the use of a viewfinder, except the one of me and Etta in the Redwoods which was taken by Tiffany.

 

Ashland, Oregon.

Ashland, Oregon.

Medford, Oregon.

Medford, Oregon.

Medford, Oregon.

Medford, Oregon.

Medford, Oregon.

Medford, Oregon.

Crescent City, California.

Crescent City, California.

Crescent City, California.

Crescent City, California.

Crescent City, California.

Crescent City, California.

Crescent City, California.

Near Crescent City, California.

Near Klamath, California.

Near Klamath, California.

Arcata, California.

Arcata, California.

Arcata, California.

Arcata, California.

Arcata, California.

Arcata, California.

Arcata, California.

Arcata, California.

 

 

One Comment

  1. David Salmon September 3, 2016

    Great set! I really like these, and what you say about meeting a new roll of film. Beautiful images.

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