02 May 2008

en filme

First of all, thank you to all who left encouraging comments on my last post. I think that that post didn't come out exactly how I meant it. I'm actually not that frustrated with the selling--mostly I've just chosen not to do it when I haven't been feeling like it--but I do have that persisting feeling that I should be making goods to sell, and I think that feeling is what I need to let go of. Anyways, thank you all for your kind words, advice, and encouragement. I knew I could count on you all!

Before I left for New York, I mentioned that I was taking along my mom's old film camera. As an aside, it's now a family mystery as to who that camera originally belonged to, both of my parents seem to be at a loss. But now it's mine so we won't worry too much about its origins. I don't feel that I need to go into depth again about where all the recent inspiration for shooting film has come from, but suffice it to say that I think there's a film revolution going on over at flickr.

In any case, I did achieve my goal of shooting one entire roll of film during my trip. A few of the shots didn't come out, but overall I was incredibly pleased with how they turned out, especially given that this was my first foray into using a totally manual camera (except of course when I took photography in middle school and had explicit instructions- none of which have been nice enough to come back to me).

I also completed my photo a day for April a few days ago, and decided (although for a while I thought otherwise) not to continue it. It was a really wonderful experience for me, forcing me to stretch my boundaries a little bit. However, in the end, I decided that one month was enough for me, for now at least. Most of this decision has actually come because I'm wanting to shoot more film. So I'm going to try, for a while, to take a photo a day on film. Obviously, those cannot be posted daily, so this is more just a personal challenge as opposed to an all out project.

Here, I am sharing a few of my film shots from New York, the rest of which can be seen in my film=love photoset. I'm happy to report that I did start my second roll of film yesterday and I've been researching some additional cameras (I'm thinking of a holga) on ebay. I'm sensing a new addiction forming here...I'm off for the weekend, hoping to finish at least three bags for the craft fair, and will be having friends and family over for a nice big brunch before the annual May Day Parade in my neighborhood. Hope it's a lovely one for you all. Be well friends.


  1. julia!

    love these film shots. thanks for sharing. i am still procrastinating buying a new battery. :) xo

  2. Yay!
    Holgas are fun-the only problem for me is -the store that develops 120 film is kinda far for me to get to-so that limits me with it (although it shouldn't). Holga is a lot, a lot of fun and so freaking cheap!
    I love all of your film shots and look forward to more-hooray!

  3. These are so amazing! I love the tulips especially.

    I think I've forgotten what a special quality film can have--- I can't wait to see your results with a Holga!