In past years I’ve done projects primarily to push myself. While the most obvious difference is quantity, the quality and the artistic vision of my photos is really different at the end as well. As I considered whether I would do something similar in 2016, I realized I’d need more of a specific direction this time around as daily photos have become my new normal.
This year I’m exposing at least one frame of film a day. I’ll be using at least a couple different cameras and at this point, 2 different formats – 35 and 120. With previous projects I chose just one photo from each day and posted it on my site, but this project is different. Instead of the heavy culling and editing workflow I’ve had previously, I’ll develop each roll of film and post every photo on the roll with the date information. I’m writing a quick daily entry in Day One to keep track of the details (location and technical info) and dates.
The reasons for the particulars? Shooting film still feels complicated and mysterious to me. Though I understand proper exposure, and consistently get good results I’m happy with, I tend not to trust myself and thus save film for special occasions. I’d like to change that. I want to pick up a film camera and capture a moment just as comfortably as I do with a digital camera.
You can expect the first photos sometime in the next couple weeks as I'm just now getting the first couple rolls developed.