One of the ways I keep inspired is to shoot film. It’s challenging, interesting, and no matter what you do or how advanced technology gets, it is IMPOSSIBLE to replicate using digital.
If you are starting photography as a hobby and have never used film before, I highly recommend it. Take a class, work in the dark room (which is SO much fun), and get down to the basics.
I picked up this processed roll of Ilford Super XP2 400 film yesterday and forgot what was on it. The wait and unknown is part of the beauty.
Remember the photos I took of Hal Ozsan? I snapped a handful of shots with film. Added with his style, it really gives the pictures an old time Fonzie feel.
I continued using the roll when I went to Paris with my bestie Jess. Ok fine, we were in Beverly Hills, but it felt like Paris. 😉
And to finish it off, the Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights. I’ve never been here before! Leave it to my best Puerto Rican friend to bring me here.
This is what I love about film. What kind of face was Felix making when the shutter was pushed? I wasn’t sure until I saw the prints! He turned around to talk to me and let me tell you, this picture is 100% FELIX. I can’t explain everything in words what makes this photo him, but it just is, and I love that.