…or “The Forgotten Film Portrait“.
This is from a roll of film that I started back in the winter. It’s been sitting in my camera for months, so today I decided to develop and scan it. The chemicals were prepared back in August (it’s the same chemistry I’ve been using all along), and the lens was untested up until this point. Given all of this, I wasn’t expecting much.
This is the first frame from the roll.
Honestly, I don’t know why I bother shooting with anything else.
Don’t get me wrong, I could give you plenty of reasons why not to shoot with film:
- prices have nearly doubled over the past year
- having the chemicals delivered is not as straightforward as it used to be
- shooting is less spontaneous compared to digital
- results (and errors) are not known until well after the moment has passed
- etc, etc, etc…
And yet, let me repeat:
First frame of the roll and I’m DONE.
↑ Leica M2-R, Voigtländer 50mm Nokton f/1.5 ASPH, Kodak Portra 400, and Plustek 8200i.
2 thoughts on “The Pandemic Portrait.”
To quote the Dread Pirate Roberts (or the man KNOWN as the Dread Pirate Roberts…)
“I’ve never seen its equal”.