“The standard explanation for retro trends, which has been used to account for the return of vinyl records and analog film, is that the future is coming on too fast. And as much as rapid fire advances seem unavoidable, the arts can provide a refuge.” – Jonathon Keats, “Film Photography Can Never Be Replaced.”
Ever since I was little, I was fascinated by taking pictures. I begged my parents to buy me a little digital camera, which I then carried with me everywhere. I took pictures of everything- my baby cousins, the blades of grass outside my Aunt’s house, the sunset glowing through the curtains of my childhood bedroom… anything that caught my eye. My parents both had disposable then digital cameras they would take on our annual vacations. Going through those photo albums makes me so grateful to have some documentation of life’s beautiful moments and inspires me to do the same.
I started using disposable cameras regularly in 2019. My aunt also gifted me a Polaroid camera that year, and I began to take a more serious interest in film. I’ve been using a reusable disposable camera, loaded with FujiFilm Superia 400 35mm.
Below are some of my favorite photos I’ve taken in the past year and a half.
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