Mark Chou Photography | Winter and Summer | Film

Winter and Summer | Film

March 24, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

My last film post was from February 2013, or over a year ago. As you can tell, I'm not really great about developing my rolls on time. Often, after a roll is finished it just sits forgotten for a several months until something reminds me that there is an untold story within that canister! So it was with this roll that I just got developed yesterday, which spans late winter 2012 through summer 2013, a very interesting snapshot of time, since it documents the first months of the relationship with my now-fiancee, Mara.

This roll, like the one before it, features light leaks, graininess, and other imperfections that would be the bane of my regular digital shooting. But I think that's what makes film shooting appealing to me and why apps like Instagram and VSCO appeal to many of us. There's a certain beauty in imperfection, yes? Okay, enough philosophizing... enjoy the photos!

These are all straight out of my Nikon FG with 50mm pancake lens, on Kodak Portra 400.

Note: I like to think that the focus on this picture of Mara is so terrible because this show of hers was on the evening of the day we had our very first date. I made up an excuse about wanting to shoot in the West Village so I could "casually" wander by the cafe she was performing at without it seeming like I was trying *too* hard... :)


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