400H, acros 100
Graceful. Soulful. Inspiring.
She is a beautiful and amazing friend not to mention an incredibly talented photographer.
I snapped these while we were playing around one afternoon on our camping trip.
The benefit of your sister and her baby napping at your home is that you can sneak in and photograph their waking moments.
fuji 400h, 800z
Most of you who graciously visit here know by now I am crazy in love with shooting analogue film.
I tend to live in my own private universe of thoughts and never gotten into the ‘why’ of it all with you.
I show the beauty of it but neglect to tell of how it all came about in this era of digital everything.
Like many of us I started out on film when there was no other option.
I took classes that taught me about apertures and composition and choosing the correct film.
I even took darkroom classes which lead me to create my own darkroom in my basement.
But over the years, as technology changed and the ease of digital photography progressed I found myself boxing up my film cameras and immersing myself into all that was digital.
But something was missing.
Yes, digital has its advantages when you are under a deadline.
And when you have a moving target it is quite easy to take 300 photographs to get the one that you want.
But after spending hours on the computer editing these photographs, after following every fad that is out there, I found out that my photography had lost its soul.
It was no longer simple. It didn’t reflect me anymore.
I almost gave up my photography.
And I did close my portrait business.
But those long forgotten film cameras seemed to be speaking to me.
And once I had my camera in my hand and loaded my first roll of film I knew that this was my calling.
For me it’s about the authenticity of the medium.
It’s about that well thought out photograph that is only created once I am satisfied with the composition.
It is about the light and the shadow and the grain.
It is about the quiet and pensiveness and soul that comes through.
It is about the imperfection of seeing life through film that makes it perfect.
It is a total reflection of my own personality, my truth and my calling.
I am glad to be back.
I admire that Joan has stayed true to her love of black and white film and uses it exclusively.
Joan’s emotional images reflect the uniqueness of any subject in front of her lens.
Her portraits stand the test of time as pieces of art on walls of homes and become treasured heirlooms.