I picked up film photography about a year and a half ago, and from the beginning something about the emptiness and loneliness one can feel in nature has drawn me towards photographing series of landscapes. In this series, I feel like I’ve captured some of the melancholic feelings I get from being in nature, especially in the 4 photos of the same mountains. I pass these almost every day, and something about them draws me to pull my car over and take photographs chronicling their progression through the seasons.
Above all, though, photography seems to be a lazy hobby for me. I bought an older used SLR and shoot with the cheapest film I can find. I haven’t learned to develop my own film, and the substandard developing practices of local drug and big box stores have ruined quite a few of my rolls. In some way, I feel as if my reluctance to really commit myself to making this more than a small hobby does influence my photography. I don’t know if how I frame shots or adjust exposure is ‘correct’, and many of my shots might have well as been taken with a cellphone camera. I feel like every once in a while I get lucky, as is the case with this series, and produce something decent.
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