This is a short series I’m going to run here on the blog featuring photos from my most recently developed roll of medium format 120 film taken with my Yashica A twin reflex lens camera. I’m grouping photos together by subject.
These photos were taken on 30 April 2011 when Danielle and I went to Centennial Park. I tend not to be an absolutist with most things. I am neither of the opinion that digital is the only way nor that film cameras are some magical instrument capable of some authentic capture that cannot happen with digital. Instead I cherish each for their different properties. One of the neat things with film cameras (especially given that we have digital cameras and film is just extra), is forgetting what you shot and being pleasantly surprised when you get your roll back.
Of course, now that we do have digital cameras, part of the tension is how flippant to be with film photos. The roll of film costs money and developing costs money. This roll’s twelve photos cost me approximately $15 when it’s all said and done. But for this roll, I decided I would just treat it the way I normally would – just take photos of whatever interested me. And on this day in April 5 years ago, I was interested in documentary/street photography.
Centennial Park reminds me a lot of the large parks I used to visit when I was a kid. It has a large lake in the middle and a nice walking trail around it. Before Danielle and I had kids, we used to walk that trail a lot as a way to get out of the house and get some nature-ish experience without having to drive too far.