Film 366 | 2016

In 2015, I delved into the wonderful world of film. It ended up exceeding my expectations in so many ways. A plethora of good things have happened to me since I started shooting film, such as getting published in Lemonade & Lenses, and being featured on Little Bellows. The biggest highlight was stumbling upon several medium-format cameras and a large-format camera. It was the opportunity to really dig into film that I would have never imagined possible for myself. Next, after the excitement of shooting with film, I had the additional boost of discovering the thrills of the darkroom.  What a year it has been; it was a time that I completely fell head over heels in love with film. The tangible reaction of the light hitting the silver halides in the film emulsion just makes my heart leap each time I press the shutter.  

To make 2016 another great year, I am committing to a 365 project where I shoot film each and every day this year. This is my second 365; in my previous one, I used my dSLRs. What do I love about the experience of doing a 365, and why I would want to do it again? It gives me the reason to really experiment and take risks. It also holds me accountable to my desire to continue growing as a photographer. It’s a ritual, when performed daily, that gives my pursuit a reverence. I've come to understand that the best work is produced when there is positivity and dedication. I've read about how the most determined writers pick up their pencils every day; in fact, all who are truly serious about achieving do practice every day. If we commit in this way, we are the ones most likely to have the greatest chance of success.

This project is about being both grateful and ambitious. It is forward motion. This is not at all like my first 365 where I could pretty much guarantee for myself a good image each day by shooting with a digital camera. (I was able to upload and edit, reshoot, each day as needed.) Now, I am relying on my abilities, the light or lack of light, and the uncertainty of my ability to make a good image each time I swing the bat. I am going to strike out a lot: incorrect exposures, boring compositions, and missed focus. I am embracing this vulnerability as an opportunity to really relish the times that I knock it out of the park. I can't wait to see what 2016 brings; my vision is a bit blurred at the start, but I have a feeling it's going to be magnificent. 

It's tangible.

 1/366 | Pentax 645N | Portra 800 | Desaturated

1/366 | Pentax 645N | Portra 800 | Desaturated

  2/366 | Pentax 645N | Portra 800 | Desaturated

2/366 | Pentax 645N | Portra 800 | Desaturated

  3/366 | Pentax 645N | Portra 800 | Desaturated

3/366 | Pentax 645N | Portra 800 | Desaturated

  4/366 | Pentax 645N | Portra 800

4/366 | Pentax 645N | Portra 800

  5/366 | Pentax 645N | Portra 800

5/366 | Pentax 645N | Portra 800

 6/366 | Pentax 645N | Portra 800

6/366 | Pentax 645N | Portra 800

 7/366 | Pentax 645N | Portra 800

7/366 | Pentax 645N | Portra 800

  8/366 | Pentax 645N | Portra 800

8/366 | Pentax 645N | Portra 800

  9/366 | Pentax 645N | Portra 800

9/366 | Pentax 645N | Portra 800

 10/366 | Graflex | FP-3000b instant film

10/366 | Graflex | FP-3000b instant film

  11/366 | Pentax 645N | Portra 800

11/366 | Pentax 645N | Portra 800

  12  /366 | Pentax 645N | Portra 800

12/366 | Pentax 645N | Portra 800

  13  /366 | Pentax 645N | Portra 800

13/366 | Pentax 645N | Portra 800

  14  /366 | Pentax 645N | Portra 800

14/366 | Pentax 645N | Portra 800

  15  /366 | Pentax 645N | Portra 800

15/366 | Pentax 645N | Portra 800

 16/366 Hasselblad 500 c/m | TMY 400 | D-76

16/366 Hasselblad 500 c/m | TMY 400 | D-76

17/366 sick day

 18/366 Holga | Tri-x 400 | D-76

18/366 Holga | Tri-x 400 | D-76

 19/366 Pentax 645N | HP5 | D-76

19/366 Pentax 645N | HP5 | D-76

  20/366 Pentax 645N | HP5 | D-76

20/366 Pentax 645N | HP5 | D-76

  21/366 Pentax 645N | HP5 | D-76

21/366 Pentax 645N | HP5 | D-76

  22/366 Pentax 645N | HP5 | D-76

22/366 Pentax 645N | HP5 | D-76

 23/366 Rolleiflex 2.8F | Neopan Acros 100 | D-76

23/366 Rolleiflex 2.8F | Neopan Acros 100 | D-76

 24/366 Rolleiflex 2.8F | Neopan Acros 100 | D-76

24/366 Rolleiflex 2.8F | Neopan Acros 100 | D-76

 25/366 Pentax 645N | HP5 | D-76

25/366 Pentax 645N | HP5 | D-76

 26/366 Pentax 645N | HP5 | D-76

26/366 Pentax 645N | HP5 | D-76

  27/366 Pentax 645N | HP5 | D-76

27/366 Pentax 645N | HP5 | D-76

 28/366 Pentax 645N | Portra 800

28/366 Pentax 645N | Portra 800

 29/366 Hasselblad 500 c/m | Tri-X 400 | Rodinal

29/366 Hasselblad 500 c/m | Tri-X 400 | Rodinal

 30/366 Hasselblad 500 c/m | Tri-X 400 | Rodinal

30/366 Hasselblad 500 c/m | Tri-X 400 | Rodinal

  31/366 Hasselblad 500 c/m | Tri-X 400 | Rodinal

31/366 Hasselblad 500 c/m | Tri-X 400 | Rodinal

 32/366 Darkroom | Silver Gelatin | Finn in Ferns

32/366 Darkroom | Silver Gelatin | Finn in Ferns

 33/366 Rolleiflex 2.8 F | Tri-x 400 | Rodinal

33/366 Rolleiflex 2.8 F | Tri-x 400 | Rodinal

 34/366 Rolleiflex 2.8F | Tri-X 400 | Rodinal

34/366 Rolleiflex 2.8F | Tri-X 400 | Rodinal

  35/366 Rolleiflex 2.8F | Tri-X 400 | Rodinal

35/366 Rolleiflex 2.8F | Tri-X 400 | Rodinal

  36  /366 Rolleiflex 2.8F | Tri-X 400 | Rodinal

36/366 Rolleiflex 2.8F | Tri-X 400 | Rodinal

  37  /366 Rolleiflex 2.8F | Tri-X 400 | Rodinal

37/366 Rolleiflex 2.8F | Tri-X 400 | Rodinal

  38  /366 Pentax 645N } Portra 800

38/366 Pentax 645N } Portra 800

  39  /366 Pentax 645N } Portra 800

39/366 Pentax 645N } Portra 800

  40  /366 Pentax 645N } Portra 800

40/366 Pentax 645N } Portra 800

  41/366 Pentax 645N } Portra 800

41/366 Pentax 645N } Portra 800

  42/366 Pentax 645N } Portra 800

42/366 Pentax 645N } Portra 800

  43/366 Pentax 645N } Portra 800

43/366 Pentax 645N } Portra 800

 44/366 Armed | Graflex Crown Graphic | Delta 100 | D-76 | Contact Sheet Scan

44/366 Armed | Graflex Crown Graphic | Delta 100 | D-76 | Contact Sheet Scan

  45/366 Millenium | Graflex Crown Graphic | Delta 100 | D-76 | Contact Sheet Scan

45/366 Millenium | Graflex Crown Graphic | Delta 100 | D-76 | Contact Sheet Scan

 46/366 Pentax 645N | Portra 800 | Desaturated

46/366 Pentax 645N | Portra 800 | Desaturated

 47/366 | Rolleiflex 2.8F | Rolleinar 2 | Trix-400 | D-76

47/366 | Rolleiflex 2.8F | Rolleinar 2 | Trix-400 | D-76

  48/366 | Rolleiflex 2.8F | Trix-400 | D-76

48/366 | Rolleiflex 2.8F | Trix-400 | D-76

 49/365 Pentax 645N | Tri-X 400 | D-76

49/365 Pentax 645N | Tri-X 400 | D-76

 50/366 Rolleiflex 2.8F | Tri-X 400 | D-76

50/366 Rolleiflex 2.8F | Tri-X 400 | D-76

 51/366 Pentax 645N | Tri-x 400 | D-76

51/366 Pentax 645N | Tri-x 400 | D-76

 52/365 Holga | Portra 800

52/365 Holga | Portra 800

 53/365 Holga | Portra 800 | Desaturated

53/365 Holga | Portra 800 | Desaturated

 54/366 Darkroom | Silver Gelatin 

54/366 Darkroom | Silver Gelatin 

 55/366 Holga | Portra 800

55/366 Holga | Portra 800

 56/366 Holga | Portra 800

56/366 Holga | Portra 800

  57/366 Holga | Portra 800

57/366 Holga | Portra 800

 58/366 Darkroom | Silver Gelatin

58/366 Darkroom | Silver Gelatin

 59/366 Canon Ftb |Portra 400

59/366 Canon Ftb |Portra 400

 60/366 Holga | Portra 800

60/366 Holga | Portra 800

 61/366 Holga | Portra 800

61/366 Holga | Portra 800

 62/366 Darkroom | Light on Lashes | Silver Gelatin

62/366 Darkroom | Light on Lashes | Silver Gelatin

 63/366 Pentax645N | Tri-X| D-76

63/366 Pentax645N | Tri-X| D-76

 64/366 Pentax 645N | Tri-X | D-76

64/366 Pentax 645N | Tri-X | D-76

  65/366 Pentax 645N | Tri-X | D-76

65/366 Pentax 645N | Tri-X | D-76

 66/366 Hasselblad 500 c/m | Ektar 100

66/366 Hasselblad 500 c/m | Ektar 100

 67/366 Pentax 645N | Tri-X 400 | D-76

67/366 Pentax 645N | Tri-X 400 | D-76

  68/366 Pentax 645N | Tri-X 400 | D-76

68/366 Pentax 645N | Tri-X 400 | D-76

  69  /366 Pentax 645N | Tri-X 400 | D-76

69/366 Pentax 645N | Tri-X 400 | D-76

  70/366 Pentax 645N | Tri-X 400 | D-76

70/366 Pentax 645N | Tri-X 400 | D-76

  71/366 Pentax 645N | Tri-X 400 | D-76

71/366 Pentax 645N | Tri-X 400 | D-76

  72/366 Rolleiflex2.8F | Tri-X 400 | D-76

72/366 Rolleiflex2.8F | Tri-X 400 | D-76

 73/366 Pentax 645N | Portra 800 | theFINDlab

73/366 Pentax 645N | Portra 800 | theFINDlab

 74/366 Rolleiflex 2.8F | Delta 3200 rated at 1600 | D-76

74/366 Rolleiflex 2.8F | Delta 3200 rated at 1600 | D-76

  75/366 Pentax 645N | Portra 800 | theFINDlab

75/366 Pentax 645N | Portra 800 | theFINDlab

 76/366  Darkroom | Feeling | Silver Gelatin

76/366  Darkroom | Feeling | Silver Gelatin

  77/366 Pentax 645N | Portra 800 | rated @400 | theFINDlab

77/366 Pentax 645N | Portra 800 | rated @400 | theFINDlab

  78/366 Pentax 645N | Portra 800 | rated @400 | Sunny 11 | theFINDlab

78/366 Pentax 645N | Portra 800 | rated @400 | Sunny 11 | theFINDlab

  79  /366 Pentax 645N | Portra 800 | rated @400 |   theFINDlab

79/366 Pentax 645N | Portra 800 | rated @400 | theFINDlab

  80/366 Pentax 645N | Portra 160 | rated @320 | pushed one stop | theFINDlab

80/366 Pentax 645N | Portra 160 | rated @320 | pushed one stop | theFINDlab

  81  /366 Pentax 645N | Portra 160 | rated @320 | pushed one stop | theFINDlab

81/366 Pentax 645N | Portra 160 | rated @320 | pushed one stop | theFINDlab

  82  /366 Pentax 645N | Portra 160 | rated @320 | pushed one stop | theFINDlab

82/366 Pentax 645N | Portra 160 | rated @320 | pushed one stop | theFINDlab

  83/366 Rolleiflex 2.8F | Delta 3200 | rated @1600 | D-76

83/366 Rolleiflex 2.8F | Delta 3200 | rated @1600 | D-76

84/366 Rolleiflex 2.8F | Delta 3200 | rated @1600 | D-76 

 85/366 Hasselblad 500 c/m | Portra 800 | rated@400 | theFINDlab

85/366 Hasselblad 500 c/m | Portra 800 | rated@400 | theFINDlab

86/366 run amiss - just not into it

 87/366 Pentax 645N | Fuji Pro 400H | pushed 1 shop |  theFINDlab

87/366 Pentax 645N | Fuji Pro 400H | pushed 1 shop |  theFINDlab

88/366 missed again - i don't even have a good excuse!

 89/366 Rolleiflex 2.8F | Tri-X 400 | D-76

89/366 Rolleiflex 2.8F | Tri-X 400 | D-76

 90/366 Darkroom | Spirited | Silver Gelatin

90/366 Darkroom | Spirited | Silver Gelatin

 91/366  Hasselblad 500 c/m | Portra 800 | rated@400 | theFINDlab

91/366 Hasselblad 500 c/m | Portra 800 | rated@400 | theFINDlab

  92/366 Pentax 645N | Fuji Pro 400H | pushed 1 shop |    theFINDlab

92/366 Pentax 645N | Fuji Pro 400H | pushed 1 shop |  theFINDlab

 93/366  Pentax 645N | Fuji Pro 400H | pushed 1 shop |    theFINDlab

93/366 Pentax 645N | Fuji Pro 400H | pushed 1 shop |  theFINDlab

  94/366 Hasselblad 500 c/m | Portra 800 | rated@400 | theFINDlab

94/366 Hasselblad 500 c/m | Portra 800 | rated@400 | theFINDlab

 95/366 Rolleiflex 2.8F | HP5  | rated@1600 | D-76

95/366 Rolleiflex 2.8F | HP5  | rated@1600 | D-76

 96/366 Darkroom | 3 of us | Silver Gelatin

96/366 Darkroom | 3 of us | Silver Gelatin

 97/366 Pentax 645N | HP5 | rated @1600 | D-76

97/366 Pentax 645N | HP5 | rated @1600 | D-76

 98/366 Pentax 645N | HP5 | rated @1600 | D-76

98/366 Pentax 645N | HP5 | rated @1600 | D-76

 99/366 Pentax 645N | HP5 | D-76

99/366 Pentax 645N | HP5 | D-76

 100/366 Pentax 645N | HP5 | D-76

100/366 Pentax 645N | HP5 | D-76

 101/366  Pentax 645N | HP5 | D-76

101/366 Pentax 645N | HP5 | D-76

 102/366  Pentax 645N | HP5 | D-76

102/366 Pentax 645N | HP5 | D-76

  103/366 Pentax 645N | HP5 | D-76

103/366 Pentax 645N | HP5 | D-76

 104/365  Pentax 645N | HP5 | D-76

104/365 Pentax 645N | HP5 | D-76

 105/365 Pentax 645N | Fuji Neopan Acros 100 | D-76

105/365 Pentax 645N | Fuji Neopan Acros 100 | D-76

 106/366 Canon Ftb | Portra 160 @ 320 | theFINDlab

106/366 Canon Ftb | Portra 160 @ 320 | theFINDlab

 107/366 Pentax 645N | Fuji Neopan Acros 100 | D-76

107/366 Pentax 645N | Fuji Neopan Acros 100 | D-76

  108/366 Pentax 645N | Fuji Neopan Acros 100 | D-76

108/366 Pentax 645N | Fuji Neopan Acros 100 | D-76

  109/366 Pentax 645N | Fuji Neopan Acros 100 | D-76

109/366 Pentax 645N | Fuji Neopan Acros 100 | D-76

 110/366 Darkroom Day | Portrait Project - Kids in the Carts | Silver Gelatin

110/366 Darkroom Day | Portrait Project - Kids in the Carts | Silver Gelatin

  111/366 Pentax 645N | Fuji Neopan Acros 100 | D-76

111/366 Pentax 645N | Fuji Neopan Acros 100 | D-76

  112/366 Canon Ftb | Portra 160 @ 320 | theFINDlab

112/366 Canon Ftb | Portra 160 @ 320 | theFINDlab