film.

When I was fourteen my parents bought me my first “real” camera after years of playing with well…any other camera I could find. It was an old Pentax K1000. It was from the 80’s with the real metal body, fully manual, and I LOVED it. I learned everything I know about photography using it. Last month I decided to pull it off of its resting place as a mantle decoration, replace the one tiny little battery, buy some film and see if I still knew what I was doing. I missed the feeling of not knowing if you got the photo. I wondered if I actually knew how to do it without looking at a screen (or load film). I missed waiting to see the photos. The only thing missing from this little project was the wonderful stink of the darkroom chemicals on my fingers! So, here are a few of my favorites from the first roll.

Hailey at the pool just a few days before her new brother arrived…


Baby Robert, only a few hours old in the hospital…

And Miss Layla in the kitchen…


Pentax K1000 / Fujifilm PRO400H / Kodak 400 TMAX

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