I live in Cardiff by the Sea, California. My dad taught me to use a film camera when I was in high school. I lost interest in photography when I moved away from home and couldn’t use his nice cameras any more. Digital photography left me cold, except for family photos. A few years ago I took up printmaking (old school style, lithography and intaglio). Someone suggested I try a darkroom photography class and I fell in love again. I find a lot of crossover in the way I see and create images in the two media. I own about 10 cameras but only regularly use a few. I like to shoot scenery and environments, especially when I travel. Occasionally I do some street style photography. I love experimenting with different films, cross processing, film souping, the crazier the better! I am very happy to have found this great community of like minded people.
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Chaos: Barbara Murray curates this week's Photostream.
No, this isn't a meal you've not heard of, this is film soup: chemically altering the film to produce unexpected results. The process though can appear quite confusing and daunting to first timers, so hopefully this article will help clear up some questions you might have.
Travel and film photography are a perfect match for me. Ever since I came home from Machu Picchu with amazing Lomochrome purple images I have been excited about the opportunities that film holds for reinventing travel photography. Instead of trying to replicate on film the already perfect digital images available on every travel website I use my cameras and film to seek a unique perspective on my destination.
In July I took a brief but glorious road trip through the Badlands, Black Hills and part of Montana.