Back when color film was plentiful and I was shooting it with wild abandon. Now we’re all hoarding it like it’s going away…
Honestly I think I shot more color film in 2021 than I ever have! It just seemed a good time for it.
One of the aspects my peers criticized in my photo project was that there were hardly any pictures with me in them. I’ve kept that in mind ever more frequently this year and either taken more selfies or had someone else hold the camera for me. Hopefully I was successful in my attempt to add a bit of my own personal je ne sais quoi to these.
Film, in order: Fuji Superia 400, Kodak Ultramax 400, Ilford XP2 Super, Kodak BW400CN (exp.2008).
Yesterday was the first Mother’s Day that my brother and I didn’t have our mother. Looking back on it, even though we butted heads a lot, I was able to spend a lot of time with her in the last few years and I’m grateful for that now. This would be the companion piece to my other tribute which was posted back in December. Honestly I completely forgot about Mother’s Day but I’ve never been a big fan of holidays that promote obligatory consumerism and people punish you for forgetting; I suppose I’ll never have to feel bad for not remembering from now on.
While developing all the rolls I shot in 2020 I came across a few that I’d taken of my mom, usually holding her first grandson. Thanks to my old photo instructor Stacy for letting me get all that done in the school darkroom, or I don’t know when I would have gotten around to seeing these. The entire Summer I was shooting nothing but Kodak Tri-X.
My own pics taken in quarantine.
This is when I stopped being afraid.