I don’t share nearly enough personal work, but I thought I’d share my most recent endeavor: attempting to shoot film. I’ve been wanting to shoot film since 2009 when photography became my favorite hobby, but have never been able to justify it as a professional experiment before. Film is expensive to process, and as there is a steep learning curve and adjustment from shooting digital, it’s never been a row I’ve been able to hoe (especially during busy season in spring/fall).
With a supportive husband, and a sabbatical from professional shooting for a time (now over!) I was able to take some time and try shooting film. I purchased a medium format Contax 645 for professional work, and borrowed my Granddad’s Zeiss Icon Contaflex from my dad to shoot 35mm personal work.
I still have a lot to learn, but I was most especially blown away by the images my Granddad’s vintage Zeiss produced. The first half are from the Zeiss Ikon Contaflex, the second half are from the Contax 645 (though you can probably tell by the crop ratio!) I’ve tried to label where all the photos were taken. Enjoy!
White Cliffs of Dover. This man stopped me because he saw me shooting with the old Zeiss, and we had a pleasant chat about cameras. Turns out he has several Contax cameras, and I’m totally regretting not asking for his email address so I could send him this photograph of him and his wife and dog. When I took this shot he said “That sounded great.”
Lighthouse at Dover with her Nana and Granddad
(Above right, and next 6 images, Boscastle, Cornwall)
Old Post Office, Tintagel. My favorite building in England
Above right, and next 3: St. Nectan’s Glen, near Tintagel, Cornwall
Next 6: The Lizard, Cornwall
Next 4: St. Just in Roseland, Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall
Kate in Courtney Adamo’s gorgeous home (wish it were mine!)