Analog photography is one of the ways I keep that little bit of magic in. With just 24 photos, and no way to review each shot immediately after it's taken, there is an intentionality and mystery to the whole process. Time is spent on focusing, waiting for just the right moment, and then you just have to wait. Now my 35mm accompanies me on every adventure, it turns outings with friends into an enlivening creative practice, finding the moments of beauty in the ordinary. Often times I'll have a roll in the camera for a couple of weeks, at least, so that once they're developed it's a surprise. I look back through the last couple of weeks and remember the special, magic moments I had forgotten. After periods of feeling creatively stifled, getting a roll of film back lifts me out and sparks that feeling that I'm on a magic journey again.
And I always save these photos, whereas digital photos seem so much more disposable, often throwing 3/4's of them to the trash, even the blurry or out of focus film photos are special to me.
These are various moments from the islands and the ending of summer, friends visiting and visiting friends <3