Monday, January 31, 2011
Surprises Are the Best.
I love surprises. Love them! The good kind, of course. And since they are so few & far between, I play a little game with film every now and again just for kicks. I have hundreds of rolls of expired film. I just like the surprise it offers for my personal work. I try to keep an old 35mm camera and toy cameras that are lying around loaded with it. Sometimes I'll bring them with me on a shoot, or on a walk, or excursion around town. But who am I kidding, I mostly photograph Lucy and my house when I'm in love with the light. Sure, that's fun ... but the really fun part is waiting to get the film back from the lab. I wait months to get them developed. And by that time, I've forgotten what I shot. The trick for me is hiding the film from myself. And then I find it -- which is so exciting -- and then get a fun surprise when I go to the lab. Yep, I know it's kooky. Here's some stuff I got back this week. It's not all that surprising as it's pretty much 100% Lucy.