I used to shoot film
when I was a kid. I remember one of my first cameras was a 110mm camera. I called it my spy cam. It allowed me to play detective and chase after the bad guys by hiding it in my pocket and using my spy stealth to take photos of what the bad guys were up to. Mostly, I took photos of my cats, my fingers (a lot of my fingers) and crooked tree lines. I graduated to 35mm point and shoot. I remember my favorite was a point and shoot Nikon. I wore that thing on my belt like a holster, only my weapon wasn't a handgun, but a camera with a rather lackluster motorized shutter sound. As film began to go by the wayside and digital raised it's pixilated hands, I put film away. It wasn't until a few years back when I randomly bought a 120 medium format film camera off of a friend of mine that I decided to give it more of a serious shot. Through the last few years, I've played around with shooting scenes, landscapes, my family, etc. I've amassed quite the 35mm SLR collection. I started 2021 shooting more film than digital. In fact, I mostly used my digital camera as a light meter as the meter in some of my cameras don't work. My personal live took a long walk off a short pier, so I kind of put all photography down for the time being. It wasn't until the end of autumn that I picked it back up again. Looking back at my film images, I've realized that there are some really good ones in here. So, I wanted to show them off to you.
My primary film stocks shot this year include: JCH Street Pan 400 (B &W), Kodak Portra (400 or 800), some expired Kodak Gold 200, Fuji Pro 400H (RIP).
The cameras used for these were: Nikon F2 35mm, Minolta x370 35mm, Canon AE-1 35mm, Olympus XA2 (35mm point and shoot) and my trusty Bronica ETRS 120 medium format camera.
I hope 2022 brings more film portraits. Either way, I really hope you enjoy.