Brian’s gotten a few new film cameras this past year, and brings at least one with us everywhere we go. At first I was pretty excited about him shooting in film, but quickly realized that I’ve grown too comfortable with the instant turnaround of iPhone and digital photos and I hate waiting so long to see the photos.
I didn’t realize how much goes into developing, processing, and digitizing film, but turns out it’s a pretty lengthy process. Brian’s still streamlining his workflow, so up until a few weeks ago, we had mass amounts of negatives that were basically useless to me. THEN we found a great scanner at Goodwill for $7.00 with a film scanning attachment, so he spent an entire weekend developing and scanning the rest of the film. It was so so so fun to look through all of our pictures from the summer, and even our vacation to Portland and San Francisco this spring!
He gave me the password to his Dropbox account this morning, and I got sucked into the black hole of film scans. I am in LOVE with his photos, and I just can’t stop looking at them! I totally understand now, why people love film so much more than digital photos. Film is so much more emotional and you feel like you know exactly what the photographer was seeing when they snapped the picture.
These are some of my favorites… totally untouched and raw. PDX+SFO+CHI
My very very very favorite thing to do with Brian is ride our bikes. Lucky for me, we get to ride together almost every day during our ride to work or just to run errands. We joke about how he always likes to ride in front, but seriously he’s literally always in the front and I trail behind. It’s probably best that way though, since sometimes I get distracted by what we’re passing and slow down haha!
As much as I give him crap for it, I love riding behind him. I get to see him in his element, and the view isn’t so bad either 😉
It’s a good thing we’re dating or this would look like a total stalker post….
- This morning on Milwaukee on our way to work!
- A foggy morning in the loop. I remember this morning was unseasonably warm, and we were loving it!
- Somewhere on the Prairie Path, en route to Geneva
- Portland! Crossing the Broadway bridge.
- The Lakefront Trail, heading home from a great camping trip with some friends. The city was looking extra pretty that day!
- Portland again! I took half a million pictures while we were there, and a lot of them look just like this.
- Somewhere along the Illinois River between Joliet and Starved Rock. We found this gigantic turtle crossing the path and had to stop!
- Not 100% sure about this one…. but I think it was on our way back from Illini State Park after our bikecamping trip
- Just outside of Milwaukee, on our way to spend a long weekend exploring