My first roll of film.


Back in March, when I was back in Indiana for spring break, my dad let me play around with his old film camera.  It's a Yashica FR-1 he bought in the late 70s.  This camera took a lot of the pictures in my baby years when my parents had a brownstone in Hoboken.  You can definitely tell in the disjointed photo albums when we switched from this to the proverbial disposable cameras of the late 90s.

There was an old roll in the camera, but when I got it developed all the prints were black with only unintelligible hints of images that had long been overexposed?  Underexposed?  It was a dead roll.  We also tried to take it to Roberts, which is pretty much the only camera store in Indianpolis, to get the counter fixed, but they couldn't.  So I just sort of have to guess how many pictures I have left.

I still have a lot to learn when it comes to film.  I forgot to check the settings a lot before taking pictures which sometimes results in... green?  I don't know.  But man, it's so exciting and fun to see how they turn out.  If this is hipster, then I don't want to be right.  I've bought another roll.

Check out the ones I didn't like as much on Flickr.

11 comments

  1. I love that first picture, it's cute and artistically beautiful. In fact all of them are fantastic, you're an awesome photographer! :D

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  2. The photos are so lovely. The first one is indeed very cute!

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  3. I like the green mirror shot. It gives an unusual vibe to what would be a pretty standard ordinary image.

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  4. in fact, I like it so much I would really like to post it on my blog, if you'd give me permission to do so..? (with all credit, and link back etc of course!)

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    1. Yes, sure! Just link back to this post--that'd be awesome :]

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  5. ok... um.. well.. if you don't mind... I've linked the image back to your Flickr at any rate......
    if you feel affronted, just let me know. I will immediately take it down.

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  6. I've just looked at the photo again - who's the person in the photo stuck on the mirror? a pretty fresh and dandy gentleman it seems to be.

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    1. Hahahaha, that's a postcard from my cousin. The picture is Prince William!

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    2. ohh hahahaha.
      from a distance he sure looks more attractive (to me). what with the vague outline giving room to some filling in gaps. :P

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