a love story with film

my feet on film in B&W

I'm in love. Simple. Just as love should be.

first film in Oxford

I cannot begin to explain how exciting it was to open the little envelope with the prints from my first film. I paused my fingers on the flap just before opening it, knowing there is no going back on knowledge. I wanted the moment to last a little bit longer. Just a little bit longer. I held my breath as I opened the envelope. And there it was.

first film in Oxford

My first set of prints from a film with an old camera. Vintage is the word now used, très chic! And it was beautiful and filled with mistakes and they didn't put the white border I had asked for, but oh my, was it love!

hello sunshine

That's the thing with love, it doesn't have to be perfect, it does not expect or aims at perfection, it just is and there's a glow and a smile and the whole world spins a good spin. That's not to say we can't improve or work at it... yes, my love of film needs a *lot* of work but oh is it worth it! So very worth it!

first film in Oxford

There's an incredible feeling in waiting for these images to turn up having no clue what they will look like and knowing they will be a bit more of my view of the world than my digital images. These were straight out of the camera (or SOOC, if you're in the know, which I wasn't up until 5 minutes ago, so there's still hope for you). I now need to work out why some images show a dark cloud (artistic effect not intended) and hope it's not the camera, knowing damn well that if it is I'll continue to use it anyway! Oh yeah!

The full set on Little Miss Joey's Flickr... if you want more... if you can't help but to want more... like with ice cream :D

(So-called) Technical information

Camera: Pentax KX
Film: Ilford FP4 Plus


  1. Do they still put those stickers on the photos that haven't turned out too well, telling you where you went wrong? Seriously though, the quality of these is very nice Joey...film is the new digital! Not sure I would have the patience to go back to film but you never know.

  2. Wow Joey, I'm really impressed and I can imagine the feeling you had, opening the envelope. You must feel happy now, and proud!! Keep up the good work. I'm a fan of your 'old camera' work, from the very first film, and I hope I will see a lot more of this soon. You are an artist, yes, you are! xxx

  3. Lovely black and white pictures, Love it Joey....

    {can you PM me your email?}

  4. @Dobbin: no stickers, no nothing. Jessops is going down in standards, my friend, yes it is. Thanks :D now we need to go out together photographing!

    @cococita: :D thank you so much! your comments always make me smile! going over to see your other home assignment now, saving it for a special moment :) xxx

    @Fenny: Thank you so much for the feedback, Fenny! I have emailed you already :) And I have joined instagram, just haven't worked out what to do with it yet :)

    @live a lot: thank you very much Malin :) x

  5. Great photos! I love how you write your excitement about your first film photos. (I gifted my old film camera - Canon AE1 - to my daughter and she's now totally in love with film, too.) Fun to watch her with it and now you.

  6. Thank you very much Debby :D
    Hehe... film is making a big come back :)
    I'd love to see your daughter's photos... will pop over to your blog :)



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