It’s crazy the stuff you stumble across when you move into a new place and finally get to sorting through all the boxes in the corner…the other day I ended up finding some photographs I took back in my high school’s photography classes – it brought back so many memories! We were taught using a film camera and learned how to develop our film in a darkroom. I loved all of it: the process, all the technical elements that soon became second nature – shutter speeds, apertures, composition, mixing chemicals, light exposure times, darkroom stations and more! Being in the darkroom, listening to music as I brought images to life on paper became almost like a meditation.
Sorry where was I? Oh yes, well I found a couple photos I took and developed back when I was 16 (circa 2005). The first two photos are from a trip I took for my 16th birthday visiting my older sister Sylvia in Philadelphia. The third photo is one I took at my school, Montverde Academy. Our school had grades K-12 so I happened to come across these two little boys playing during my photography class when my classmates and I were out shooting (or suppose to be lol). I’m considering getting back into film photography, especially since I found my dad’s 1981 Canon AE-1 Program in another random box. Fingers crossed that the batteries I ordered will kick start the old camera!!