A lot of people have asked the question, "Can getting into photography as a hobby help mental health issues?" The short answer: yes.
In this case, this year I have been processing a lot of sickness and death. As the year draws to a close, and I go through my photos from the year, I have discovered that I have expressed these struggles through my photos.
Last week we had a nice cool front come through here in Florida, and since I wait all year long for this weather, I just had to get outside. I went to Tradition, Florida, a small town nearby, to walk around and take some landscape pictures with the new Ilford Ortho Plus 80 film.
I had to take a moment to give some props to this underated and in my opinion, underappreciated film.
There’s just something about being outside in the solitude of nature and in the quiet that gives me room to think of them, and through the act of taking photos for even just a few minutes I feel as if I’m with them.
I had my first experience with expired film last month and I both liked it and hated it. In fact, I experienced alot of firsts in October. I used my first medium format film in my first medium format camera, a Mamiya 645, and I used my first expired 35mm film in my Canon TX.… Continue reading My First Experience with Expired Film – Fujicolor Super G Plus & Fomapan 100
I’ve learned that I can’t stop the hurricane, so to speak, but I can deal with it, and prepare for what it leaves in its wake.
I want so badly to get out and photograph. There's only one problem. Neuropathy
If you can't accept my flaws, you don't deserve my magic. — Bob Ross Like humans, every vintage film camera is going to have flaws, some many, but with some appreciation and ingenuity you can get a lot of magic despite those flaws. As someone with Crohn's disease, I relate to this so much. For… Continue reading The Argus C3 Matchmatic and a New Beginning