Via Flickr: finally made some test prints of photos from the botanical gardens. the top photo is dim because the photo paper wasn’t properly fixed and it turned out having a yellowish tone (this scan is converted to grayscale). the bottom photo is of my photography teacher. _____________________________________________________________________
i’m truly beginning to understand what people mean when they talk about the intimacy of shooting film. there’s just something really special about taking pictures with a manual camera, developing the film, and making your own prints. it certainly makes you think a lot more throughout the process.. about whether or not a moment is worth capturing, wondering how to capture it in the most memorable way possible (and by memorable, i mean in the way that’s most similar to what you first saw and felt)
it makes you wonder how things will turn out, and it makes you think about feeling disappointment, then wanting to do better next time.
it made me realize not only what makes a ‘good’ photo, but what it would take until i was truly happy with my own pictures. there just has to be some emotional connection there, otherwise you wouldn’t feel satisfied after completing all of this work just to create one image. at least that’s what i take from it.
"It’s like when Andy Warhol said he enjoyed being bored. It’s about that feeling that you get when you’re in transit but you’re not in control of it — you just go past thousands of places and thousands of people and you’re completely removed from it."