Vancouver based portrait photographer.

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2014 Goal #2: COMPLETE

Last year I went on a trip around town with my friend and amazing photographer Tyler Branston and shot with his Bronica medium format film camera. To date, these photos are some of the most unique that I have ever taken.

Since then, I wanted to pick up my own film camera and shoot film by myself. That's when my dad gave me his old Nikon EM camera, lenses and a big box of film.

Since then I've brought the camera along to a few shoots and have snapped photos. It's been an interesting experience and I haven't ever done a pure analog shoot; but I certainly have taken a bunch of photos.

It's such a strange experience to look down after taking a few photos and having no idea what they look like. I have shot on both color and black & white, and look forward to more analog shoots in the future.

My goal this year was to spend time shooting film, learning about the process and just experience the world of analog. I can proudly say that I know what it was like before the digital revolution. 

My next step is to set up a darkroom in my house and develop my own film. That is my last goal of 2014 and this year seems to be flying by. I have a few pieces and supplies scattered about but nothing set up. I'll be sure to update when I'm on that next step.

Good luck on your own 2014 goals!