I was recently hit with a blast of inspiration to shoot black and white film. Ever since two and a half years ago when my uncle gave me his old Nikon f100 as a gift, I have been experimenting with analog photography. Every few months or so I would bring out that camera, or the small Holga I bought for lomography, and shoot a roll of film. It was mostly aimless, shooting whatever I saw that interested me, playing with double exposures and just hoping that I was exposing everything correctly. Now, I decided to take a more technical approach – setting up a proper session to shoot black and white portraits using nothing but film!
With no digital reference to see how my exposure turned out, it took me a while before I stopped nervously checking the back of the camera, feeling silly staring at the black plastic back of the camera with each frame. Luckily, I was brought into the moment by the gorgeous light we had in Taylor’s apartment. Taylor is a natural model, and her amazing eyes catch the light so nicely!
I had these developed by the lovely people over at Caribou Film Lab in Toronto, and I am quite pleased with the results! The grain is pretty intense, but I like the way they turned out. I plan on shooting some more rolls soon (once this pesky semester of school is over and I have more time!) and I will definitely be returning to the folks at Caribou – their customer service is amazing, and their scans even better!