Nostalgia in Black & White

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I was sixteen when a camera became more then just a rectangular box of metal. I had been attracted to the concepts of photography before but for some reason I started to become more attached to photography and all the possibilities that tagged along with it during my sixteenth year of life. I was solely used to writing as a form of expression but I soon discovered that living behind a lens could be just as exhilarating.
Below are some scans from photos I took my junior year of high school. Looking at them gives me a subtle feeling of nostalgia. I've been away from a dark room for nearly two years now only fulfilling my cravings by shooting digital. And although it has been extremely rewarding, I firmly believe that shooting film is even more so. It's a good thing I will be in a dark room again once the new college semester begins.


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Saskia January 13, 2010 at 4:05 AM  

Gorgeous photos Crystal. I too love shooting in film... there's something so wonderful about the quality of the image, and the colours of colour film, that you just don't quite get with a digital camera, no matter how good.


janis January 13, 2010 at 5:17 AM  

crystal - i was just talking with a friend about how i have NEVER been in a dark room + i've always always wanted to. these photos are so beautiful - i love that first one especially.

secondly, i love your new layout. it looks fantastic!

emily January 13, 2010 at 7:02 AM  

wow. they are gorgeous. love that last one.

Leproust Vintage January 13, 2010 at 9:14 AM  

Yowzer! You are soooo talented! These photos are absolutely stunning!

Lizard January 13, 2010 at 10:14 AM  

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! I never worked in a dark room before (maybe i should one day!) These are amazing! Black and White = LOVE

evelyn January 13, 2010 at 12:50 PM  

aww i love these photos :)

M. January 13, 2010 at 2:35 PM  

very nice pictures!

lovelove, M.

Anonymous,  January 13, 2010 at 3:20 PM  

amazing pictures. i've always wanted to work in a dark room, and it's cute how you started early.

kelly ann January 13, 2010 at 4:39 PM  

these are so stunning, dear. just gorgeous. there is nothing like film, especially in black and white! and there is something about being in a dark room that is so fulfilling, so calming, so peaceful. i haven't been in a dark room for a couple of years now and i miss it so much!

Susan January 14, 2010 at 2:28 PM  

j'adore b&w... so classy & fabulous.
have a sweet day, xoxo

Jack Daniel January 19, 2010 at 1:57 PM  

You know, I just LOVE film photography.

sb February 10, 2010 at 4:50 PM  

mmm, there's just something a little magical about black and whites, isn't there?

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