These are some of my earliest experiments into creative photography. Circa junior year of high school. Taken with a 35mm film camera. Developed by yours truly! It was interesting to study the portion of film photography in my New York Institute of Photography course.
Did you know that analysts predict that film will be mostly gone from the U.S. by the year 2020? The over all film market shrinks 20% annually!
As I was reading about film photography I was getting kind of bored. After all, digital is totally my thing. BUT when they got to the section on developing your own film I immediately had a flashback to high school. I had almost forgotten that I had taken a B&W film class!
And though I don't remember much about it, I was still able to remember the sights and smells of the school darkroom. I remember the excitement of watching the images appear "before my eyes" as I used the chemicals and created my art! I remember Mr. Fitch being the first to teach me the basics of composition, exposure, and the more nitty gritty camera settings.
I was really into more traditional art classes at the time - painting and drawing to be specific. This was my first ever photography class. I think you could say I was hooked from this point on.
I couldn't find many of my old prints, but I did find these gems. That little girl is a gorgeous teenager now! I love that these images demonstrate my early love of details. Right from the beginning those little things are what my eye noticed.
Slow down and savor your favorite details today! And maybe snap a pic that you'll be able to dig up in ten years! Bonus points if it's with a film camera.