Saturday's have slowly become my day to not have my phone with me all day. I just have to like sit and talk to people and if I'm bored I just keep being bored. Trust me it's not as bad as it seems.
As part of this "slowing down" from busy life awhile back I bought an old 35mm film camera. As a full time filmmaker I always want to enjoy what I do and don't want it to become a "job" Shooting on film helped me do that.
I love that its imperfect, sometimes out of focus or overexposed, but it looks and feels so real. Just the process with a film camera is so much slower. You have to kinda know what you are doing (still not sure I do) and you have 36 exposures so they better be good. I couldn't just walk around all day with my girls and take 1000 photos. I've done that before. I had to really take everything in and make sure it was a photo I really wanted to take. I really had to slow down.
I'm not super old but I remember the days of film cameras or more specially the disposable cameras I always took with me but its still been a really long time since I've shot anything like this.
Grateful to have a few real life photos that aren't stored in a cloud somewhere or sitting on a phone. I shared a few of them below.
Shoutout Indie Film Lab for the scans and your general awesomeness.
Kenda Earley GermainBetty Jo Ledbetter