I don’t know what ignited this interest. All I know is that one day, on the day my high school graduation picture was taken to be exact, I instantaneously developed this strange liking for photography. It’s as if my hands were purposed to hold a camera. I don’t know. It’s strange. I thought I liked it on a whim, so I shoved the interest back to where it was born. It subsided but was never completely gone. Many times it was trying to come out, wanting to take flight. In fact, whenever I made to-do lists, photography would always be among the first to be listed. So I finally gave in. I let it out. Enough with the excuses.
So now, I am giving my photographer-self a chance to explore itself. But take note that I am using the word photographer without any allusion to skill level. I’m not even as half good as the professional photographers and enthusiasts. But like any novice, it’s my desire to be like them.
At the start of 2011, I culminated my journey toward film photography. In this digital age, I chose film because it challenges my patience and creativity and more importantly because I want to start where it all started. I was told that if I wanted to learn the disciplines of photography, I should start with film. I guess I will like film forever.
Now, let me share with you some of my film photos. These photos aim to depict the exact feeling I had as I was immersed in these scenes. Enjoy, my friends!