FILM FROM COLLEGE

For six months, I've had it on my to-do list to develop four rolls of medium format film that have been sitting around for YEARS. Two rolls were buried in my desk at my parents' house in NC, and two were shot by the lovely Roxanne Turpen at our wedding, almost two years ago. I finally did it this week, after getting a film lab recommendation from Mallory. (They did a great job and were super fast if you're in Seattle and need a developer)

Film is always such a fun surprise. I've found no other feeling in the world like the one where you're standing in a tiny, dimly lit room watching your prints slowly emerge on the surface of the water-logged paper. I miss it. My dad has threatened for years to throw out my darkroom gear, and he hasn't done it yet, so maybe one day when Dave and I live in a bigger place, I'll rescue it from NC and return to my first photo-love with my own little lab at home. 

Most of these aren't touched up — I just scanned them at home last night, and will do some edits later. 

 Thailand, 2008.

Thailand, 2008.

 Phang-Nga Bay, Thailand, 2008. 

Phang-Nga Bay, Thailand, 2008. 

 Phang-Nga Bay, Thailand. 2008.

Phang-Nga Bay, Thailand. 2008.

 Sandbags at the edge of the Andaman Sea, Thailand. 2008.

Sandbags at the edge of the Andaman Sea, Thailand. 2008.

 Andaman Sea, Thailand. 2008

Andaman Sea, Thailand. 2008

 Near Phuket, Thailand. 2008.

Near Phuket, Thailand. 2008.

 Near Phuket, Thailand. 2008.

Near Phuket, Thailand. 2008.

 Central Florida Coast, 2009. 

Central Florida Coast, 2009. 

 SB2K9

SB2K9

 SB2K9

SB2K9

 My second set of parents, Jeff and Susan. 2008?

My second set of parents, Jeff and Susan. 2008?

 Pre-prosal, Zach and Jenny. Hillsboro, NC. 2009. 

Pre-prosal, Zach and Jenny. Hillsboro, NC. 2009. 

 Kate, Carrboro, NC. 2008 or 2009? 

Kate, Carrboro, NC. 2008 or 2009? 

I've also scanned the photos from our wedding, but I'll save those for another post. Roxanne did a great job — they're beautiful. 

It's fun to find memories buried in analog like this. I saw a blog post yesterday where a woman suggested carrying a disposable camera in your bag all the time and using up one a month. Don't snap all your film in one place — try to limit yourself to two snaps per location/event. That way you'll have a fun surprise at the end of 30 days when you develop your film. 

I'm thinking about trying it. Want to join me?