Even in a time of uncertainty and the gloom of winter, you can see beauty.
Since changing the way I scan photos, I’ve gone back through over a decade or so of negatives. Some even older. It is making me want to move on to bigger negatives, and better things to shoot. There are more changes I will invest in, and I’m not abandoning what Craig Pindell calls “miniature film” but I think I’m looking at the path forward. The reason I’m not abandoning 35mm is I just bought a new body and am excited about the new Vision 3 stocks and dev kit from QWD. I’m picking up some cameras I had put down and taking them out.
It seems odd to be talking about a path forward. I don’t remember a time that was as uncertain as the one we are living through now. It turns out my school years desire to live through a time that was historically significant was wrong. I’d rather be living through a nice stable peaceful time where nothing was happening.
So I’m choosing to be hopeful and continue planning. Banking on a future that includes me doing what I love with people I love, and being happy.
So watch this space for bigger negatives, more thoughtful photography, and time spent sleeping in the back of a 4runner.
Here’s to a future filled with better days.