I had my first roll of real physical film developed just over a month ago, after having used digital for some years. It was everything I remember about the process: the trip to the minilab, the excitement of anticipation, and the eagerness with which I tore open the envelope containing the prints, as if it was an early Christmas present! But I’ll post more about that some other time…
Today, I just want to share a couple of scanned prints I made sometime back in 2001 or 2002. I didn’t have a digital camera back then, as they were really just starting to make headway in the market and were still very expensive. These were made on a cheap Kodak Advantix camera at Wallaroo, South Australia (curiously, the size of this particular film is where we derive our current APS sensor size from). Click each image to see a clearer view!
Look at that light! The golden time of sunset has turned bluish-green! You know when things go quiet just for a few moments? When the world seems to stop around you and you notice all the details? That’s what I remember when I made these photos. The camera might have been cheap and the film very grainy, but it’s the atmosphere of these images that matters.
Sadly, I think I’ve lost the originals. These small scans are all that I have left.
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