I am absolutely serious when I say Analog Therapy. Shooting, developing, and scanning film relaxes and distracts me. Better yet if all goes well I have some images that I really like. But photography shares something with singing. One would assume that I sing because I am happy. Truth be told singing makes me happy. Similarly, I take photos to make myself happy. Also, like singing, I sometimes find it hard to get started at times. That leaves me in a strange in between place. I almost forget my happy place. Just does not come to mind to take photos and I wonder what is missing. Then eventually my low grade amnesia will relent and I remember.
I need to shoot some film.
Ran through two rolls recently and it got good to me. So I went for a third. Ended up finishing a roll with 7 shots I had abandoned. A favorite camera, lens, and film so I was clearly out of sorts.
Now, what to shoot? Luckily I had scoped a few places to stop. Just had to work up the motivation to get there and then get out of the car. That right there is one of my favorite things about film. Sure, you can slow down with any camera. I personally find that hard to do when my everyday digital choice is a low light quick autofocusing thing that will rip through properly exposed, if not inspired, images left and right. But with film you HAVE to slow down. There will be no spraying and praying unless you just have it like that to burn through film. And for many film cameras blazing fast AF speeds are not on the table.
Makes me slow the heck down and actually attempt to frame a shot with some intention. I really need to learn how to reign in my digital blasting ways, but until then film has me covered. With the added bonus of that film look I like so much. And the first place that caught my eye, the old washers and dryers lined up outside a business, led me to more locations down the road. Mainly some interesting looking vehicles behind a fence. Cool. Analog therapy at its best. On to developing with the Cinestill CS41 kit.
Ok. Enough words. Here are all 37 (Thank you for the extra frame G1.) exposures.
Welp. That’s a wrap. Happy capturing.