As we approach 2017 (but seriously... how did that happen already?!) I wanted to share with you a few of my favourite personal travel moments that I captured on film in 2016. This year I've been leaving my Nikon at home and taking the Rolleicord along on my adventures instead. I find that it helps me to look at light differently, which I love!
I first experimented with film during high school and later as part of my Bachelor of Photography. At school I spent many lunch hours with my arms trapped in a light tight changing bag learning to load film onto the reel to develop by hand. At university our professors wouldn’t even let us touch our shiny new Nikons or Canons until we’d spent a semester in the darkroom, waiting patiently for the images to slowly appear on the paper. Time slowed down. Even when I drop my films in at my local lab here in Paris to be processed I still feel that same excitement and anticipation.
For me, shooting on film isn't about achieving perfection. It is however about freedom, about play and about not being afraid of making mistakes. It's about thinking less about the gear and thinking more about documenting life a little more freely. Here's to more of all of this in the year to come!
2017 looks to be another travel filled year ahead and I can’t wait to let you know what’s in store. I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a beautiful holiday season with your loved ones and friends! Thank you so much for being here xo
The images above were photographed in Paris, Provence, Tuscany, Budapest, Ireland and California on a Rolleicord with Kodak Portra 400 film.