Better late than never, right? This roll took a predictable spill into the following month. And with it, came a new addition to my family. My second son, Lennox, was born on August 30th, so focus has shifted to him for a bit. On top of that, I shot and edited one short, while wrapping up post production on another. Oh, and I had the extreme honor of winning a Midwest Regional Emmy for one of the projects I shot last year. Hopefully this momentum keeps up and I'll have even more fun stuff to share soon.
For this month, I wanted to do something I had never done before. It's not uncommon for me to shoot film in my studio, but I have never dedicated an entire roll to one set up. Fortunately, Long Beach artist cdolim.art was down to play for the whole roll. Usually I like to keep post work to a minimal with film, but decided to have a little more fun with these. This was all on my Mamiya 645 pro tl with Kodak Ektar 100 and all done with one lighting set up.
In pure contrast with last month's film, April delivered some stunning results. My Yashica-12, with its almost too sharp lens, spit out a great roll of Ektar 100. This was a much needed reminder of why I still shoot film. Enlarging each frame and seeing the grain structure warms my soul. It doesn't need emulation, everything is already there organically. Definitely a propulsion of motivation for the months to come.