I'm a 30 years old back-end web developer, currently based in Elche (Spain).
(tl;dr: #AnalogThursday starting today. Every thursday, a photography taken on film. Feel free to join!)
As you may know, I am a big enthusiast of analogue photography 📷. You know, that photography involving film rolls 🎞️ and developing them with chemicals before you can see the result of your shoots. From time to time, someone asks me why I (almost) never upload film photography to my Instagram account. I've always thought of Instagram as a platform for "phone photography" (with its pros and its cons), but a few days ago I changed my mind and thought "Why not?". Pictures are taken to be seen. The more people they reach, the better.
So, this is why I am starting a series called "Analog Thursday" : Every Thursday I'll upload one of my pictures taken on film , under the hashtag#AnalogThursday. Yeah, it will be like a hardcore #ThrowbackThursday , but.. you know, go big or go home Join me if you want: the more, the merrier!! 🙋🙋🙋
One of the things I like the most about taking pictures on film is that you cannot know the result of your shoot in the moment. So, when you press the button, you may be taking a perfect picture or just a 💩. You just don't know, and it's great when you learn to accept that! I find that very calming: I just take the pictures, and then I forget about them, and keep enjoying whatever else I am doing. For me, taking pictures should be a "sidequest", not the reason to do something (a trip or a visit to somewhere beautiful, for example), and should interfere the least posible with the rest of the "experience".
Well, as I was saying. I'll upload the pictures in no particular order, but, as today is the first day, I decided to upload one of my favourites pictures (maybe the most favourite). I took this on a trip to Mallorca two years ago, in a beautiful small fishermen town called Cala Figuera ⛵. I am not sure of why I love it so much, may be the colors, may be the dramatic sky, may be the memories I built there, but for me it's pure feeling 😍
Camera: Lomography Diana F+
Film: Lomography XPro 200 120mm (crossprocessed)
Lens: Lomography 38mm Superwide Angle