17 June 2016

new york on film





























every time, I think I'll come back with nothing. but every time, she proves me wrong. I'm talking about the camera, not new york. I'm talking about the beautiful tank that is the canon FTb, an old film camera I lucked onto at the thrifts several years ago. every time, I think I'll get nothing. that maybe I'll read the light meter wrong, set the camera wrong, load the film wrong. make no mistake, I have done every single one of these things, several times over. but every time (I mean it, every time), I'm thrilled with what I manage to come away with. an embarrassment of 35mm film riches.

on the other hand, there are no questions with new york.  she is remarkably thankfully beautifully predictably unpredictable, somehow akin to the insides of a game show cash machine, the clear plastic ones with all the cash flying around inside. sixty seconds to grab as many of the dollar bills as you can, go! take what you can, while you can, be happy with it, walk away. that's what new york is like. an over-before-you-know-it, extraordinary whirlwind of riches.

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  1. This makes my heart sing, fills my spirit with hope, and makes me want to develop my film that is just gathering dust. xo

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    1. thank you, lady! thank you so much. and now off you go to develop your film, see what kind of lovely awesome film goodness awaits you :)))

      xo

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  2. Truly beautiful. Both your images and your words.

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    1. thank you! thank you so much! xo

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  3. These are so delightful, and I've been reminded to get a film processed myself

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    1. thank you! embarrassed to admit I still have a whole box of film that needs to be developed... mostly from the early 2000s... I so need to get on that!

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  4. I absolutely love this post!

    This may be random but I just wanted to tell you that I have been following you for a long time (back then when you started Photobooth Friday! I miss that!). You inspire me. I love photography (especially film photography) and photobooth (especially old school ones) ever since I can remember. But you made me fall in love with them even more! I want to thank you for that and I love your work! Always looking forward to seeing your posts! (:

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