On the last day of our trip to Firenze I ended up having to switch to a colour film (Kodak Ektar 100, because I’m a snob and I stock up on these whenever I see them for sale). I finished this film while spending a weekend away with Gabriele in his hometown, Fabriano, and he took me to see the sights of the Marche region. Because of this, I decided to make a joint post with my other roll of film from my first trip to the Marche for a fully immersive experience (tooting my own horn here). I’m not sure which kind of film I used the first time – I’m pretty sure it’s Fuji 160 from the difference in colour temperature and the trademark ‘Fujicolour green’ shade – but in both cases there’s a large number of photos of Gabriele (I’m not sorry).
I also have some photographs of the Philippines and of the time we spent together in Lisbon this Summer which should be up next week.
Though I’ve been absent, and I’ve vaguely explained why, I haven’t stopped taking pictures. My addiction to film/analog photography and 35mm in general is alive and well, although looking for a job and trying to apply for a postgraduate degree has kept me busy with more hi-def digital work. I’ve even been thinking of saving up for a brand new lens for my Canon 5D (sadly, I can’t post some of the pictures I’ve been taking since they have been for third parties and I don’t want a lawsuit in my hands, I’m only 23 years old).
Although my heart is with 35mm, I want to start learning about actual studio photography, including the correct use of lighting, filters, colour settings, etc. It’s a very scary period for me right now, not knowing where I’m going or when I’m supposed to go or if I’m even going at all, but it’s also very exciting to be looking at all these options and not being fixed on anything 24/7.
Wish me luck! x