I’ve always admired medium format film photography but I’ve never given a spool of 120 a go. Well all that changed late last year when I acquired a Hasselblad 503cx, a Christmas/birthday gift to myself. I’ve recently fallen back in love with film. Am I a film shooter exclusively now? Certainly not. There’s room for both mediums — digital and analogue for every photographer if they choose. I won’t bore you debating the two. There are plenty of photoblogs out there should you be jonesin’ for such. I do find it pretty cool the resurgence of analogue photography. Whether it’s the skinny jeans crew with Polaroids, old heads with Leica’s, or the teenager discovering his father’s Canon AE-1 it’s all analogue love to me. I just want to fire off as many rolls as I can before the photo labs close shop and the cost of shooting film is no longer affordable. Man, I’m getting all sad and shit just thinking about it, ha. Anyway, here are some of the first frames I burned on my Hassey using Kodak Portra 400. I can’t wait to make street portraits with my new toy, if only the Seattle weather would cooperate. Stay shootin’ folk.
More photos after the jump.