4.20.2008

film date



Inspired by Hannah and a sunny day for once, I decided to venture out with my 35mm film camera, which I haven't touched in eight years. I took photography in college and did well, but I soon lost interest. I am by no means a photographer and don't ever aim to be, but I just thought it would be good for me to walk around and explore my 'hood, noticing things that I don't normally. I had exactly one hour to buy batteries for my camera, find film (harder than you would think), take my photos, and drop them off at the developer before heading out of town for a family barbecue. It was exhilarating, and I had quite a humorous conversation with a family I met as we both happened upon this random installation. I shot all my photos on automatic because I had so little time, but I hope to plan a photo date once a week to explore the settings on my camera some more.

9 comments:

erica-knits said...

Those little houses are adorable! What a great idea for a film adventure. I still use my Film SLR because it takes much better photos than my digital in my humble opinion. I think I will have to plan photo dates, too.

diane said...

this installation is so cute! love the photos!!

Lady said...

I love Spring and photos!

blair said...

I think its so worthwhile to go out exploring through the lens of your camera. I love to snap seemingly ordinary things,then come home and look at them. Sometimes they surprise me. I love those little houses,you found some colorful little subjects!

pea said...

hi Jenny,

welcome to blogger!:) Glad to see your new blog here! Hope all's going well!:)

pea

hannah said...

ooo film! sorry i missed your call on saturday. we saw those little houses from smp and eliot wanted to go down and explore. i guess i'll have to put another roll in!

sally said...

Sweet little houses. We've been working on some little houses over here. ;) I can't wait to see more of your photography!

BloguleRouge said...

What is it?

ana said...

You must live near Kansas City! I've seen those houses along Johnson Drive or Shawnee Mission Parkway, right? I wondered about them, who put them there, how lon gthey would stay. Thanks for capturing them.