You’ve probably seen this already so it’s not breaking news but there is a curious thing about it.
Recently I’ve finally started to develop colour film at home. Having bought the chemicals several months ago I couldn’t get it going, you know, I had to make the chemicals from powder concentrates and for that I had to bring water to a certain temperature and in order to do that I had to warm water… ugh. Sometimes I felt too lazy to bother or just couldn’t find time.
Anyway, the chemicals are now ready and I’ll develop all my colour film accumulated last and this year little by little. Meanwhile, I really enjoy the results.
Seen above is one of the pictures I took at the swimming pool last summer and the way it came out reminds me once again why I love film. Shot on expired Fuji film plus almost a year of waiting for development, the picture has these dominant colors of red and blue which makes it either kind of cross process-y or somewhat impressionist.
I remember calling this photo “Dreams of something bigger”, but as the time goes by I’m already not so sure if it fits. I’m more on the interpretation side these days.
Make whatever you want of it.
Tiny horses. Tiny rider.
This photo is special to me, though it’s far from perfect. Almost two years ago, when I only started taking pictures, I was very impressed by the works of some true street photographers, like Matt Stuart or David Gibson to name a few. All those cunning, funny or miraculously lucky moments captured by the photographers inspired me to take my camera and go outside.
One thing I got from the photos and their authors’ comments was that you should take a picture of everything you think might be interesting. Another thing was that it’s ok to take “ordinary pictures” and not care about composition or the angle sometimes. If it’s a great moment to shoot, shoot. A moment of hesitance and it’s gone.