At the beginning of this year I started a project to shoot all the film I had in stock which amounted to about 36 rolls. I am three quarters through the year and pretty much on target for what I set out to do.
However, although it has been interesting and I have shot a lot of film through a small selection of my cameras, I think I am going to slow down and pretty much call an end to the project.
I have come to realize that I am trying to shoot rolls just for the purpose of keeping up with the project and as a result I am somewhat wasting rolls (as well as time and money) achieving a goal which is not about creating quality images. Some of the images I have posted recently have been great but I think many were posted just to show that I shot a roll and they are below the standard of quality and interest that I would like to present. I also don’t think I have giving anyone interesting in terms of my experience or learning through the process.
I will keep shooting but it will be in my own time and not trying to achieve an unnecessary goal set by myself.
With a baby under 4 months getting quality photography time is hard and so the opportunity for taking good pictures is limited; this just makes me shoot things for shooting’s sake and that’s not my goal. I could go out and spend time taking the sorts of pictures I like but I would rather spend time with my family. Also, many of the pictures I want to take right now are of my family and I rarely share those images here.
So, I will keep posting images and sharing (hopefully) interesting things but not in the same way or rate and if I happen to shoot 36 rolls, great – if not, I don’t care.
In the meantime, here is am image I shot recently using Ilford Pan F Plus in my 1937 Voigtländer Bessa folding camera (roll 23). Continue reading “A change in direction…”