A Return to Film Photography

I grew up with a camera in my hand, but lost touch with photography in the early 2010s. Phone camera quality really became pretty remarkable, and good photography started to feel like a commodity. I started to obsess over getting the perfect shot and no longer enjoyed my mindless wandering with a camera.

After taking a break for a few years, I stared to miss photography. I bought an old film camera and slowly started taking photos again. I find film to be a nice return to what I once loved about photography. Film doesn't allow you to review and refine the shots you take. It has helped me become more forgiving with my photography again. I appreciate the imperfections in my shots, and the delayed gratification that comes with developing makes me enjoy the memories more.

Here's some of my favorite shots from the past few years.

Central park

Central Park, Jan 2015

Charles river

Charles River, Feb 2015, Film damaged by the cold weather.

Smokestacks

Cambridge, Mar 2015

Fish market

Manila, Mar 2015

Palawan

Palawan, Mar 2015

Fisherman

Palawan, Mar 2015

Sunset boat

Palawan, Mar 2015

Water buck

Water Buck, Sabi Sands, May 2015

Hyena

Hyena, Sabi Sands, May 2015

White rhino

White Rhino, Sabi Sands, May 2015

Hornbill

Hornbill, Sabi Sands, May 2015

Water buck 2

Two Water Bucks, Sabi Sands, May 2015

Vervet monkey

Vervet Monkey, Sabi Sands, May 2015

Warthog

Warthog, Sabi Sands, May 2015

Orb spider

Orb Spider, Kruger National Park, May 2015

Poppy

Poppy, Paris, May 2015

Charles river 2

Charles River, Sep 2015

Boston

Boston, Sep 2015

Greig farm

Greig Farm, Jun 2019

Charlie

Charlie, Greig Farm, Jun 2019

Greig farm 2

Greig Farm, Jun 2019