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.
June's film is finally here, and with it, a revelation. The idea behind the 12 rolls in 12 months project was to push me deeper into my love of the analogue process, but with that has come a certain amount of pressure, which is the opposite of the care free feeling I was seeking. When I'm on other work related projects, I rarely have time to go down the personal project road, and when I do have time, it's usually spent with family. So that's what I end up shooting. With that said, I am extremely excited that I will have actual negatives of my boy growing up. In a perfect world, I pass this personal passion onto both him and his upcoming little sibling.