Hello February. Nice to see you.
January kicked my ass.
There's been a lot happening in our life, some endings, some unknowns, some new beginnings-- so much change swirling around me, so I'm trying to be like the Eye of the hurricane.
calm. still. quiet. centered.
Slowing down has been major for me personally and professionally. (Speaking of, thank you thank you sweet clients, I am forever grateful) I was so busy this past "busy season" as we call it that I didn't document my children and our everyday moments as often as I wished. That was the reason I picked up a camera in the first place after all.
This is where FILM comes into play. I want to focus more on documenting my children but also be more present with them while doing so. I knew that it would slow me down (Hi I'm Abby and I'm an avid over shooter) because you only have so many frames in a roll. And I didn't want to be spending hours on my computer uploading and editing (even though I really enjoy that part of photography).
I'm finding that film is mirroring my own life, and these scans below represent it perfectly. There is a lot of missed focus, some dark ones, some light ones, some I'm not sure what the heck I was doing and some came out just right. I lose focus on the daily in my life, getting too caught up in the social media world and not focusing on the important things in life. I've had some pretty dark days. I've also in the midst of it all had some really light days and have had the grace of my friends shine down on me. And when I really stop and look at my life, I realize that I am just where I'm supposed to be and that all is right.
I'm so glad that I found film.
(Don't worry, I'm still shooting with my dslr for clients but will bring my film camera along just for fun, for now)