It's Been a Little While

One of my favourite things about photography is coming home from a long shoot, grabbing my laptop, and scrolling through the images. Sometimes its 50 photos, sometimes it's 2000. It's so incredible to put so much time into planning, and shooting, and then to have the final images. 

Film is a little (a lot) different though. 35mm film only has 24 exposures so you really have make each one count. And you can't just go home and check out what you shot - you have to send the film away and wait and wait and wait and hope that you got a something good (and honestly, I usually forget what I shot by the time the film comes back!). 

Okay, it's been a little while, this is my first roll of 2018! In fact, the last roll I got developed was in August(!) SO, here are a few shots from Halifax and Cow Bay, Februsary '18.

Expired: Places

Last month Kelsey, Michaella, and I took a road trip to St Andrews. When we went last April I took a million photos on my DSLR, but then didn't really do anything with them. So, this time I only took my film camera, and a roll of expired film (because, honestly, what else do I shoot on?). Here are my 24 exposures!


When we arrived in the morning, we went straight to Water St where we could do a little shopping and take photos on the dock. It was super foggy out and a little creepy, but mostly just beautiful

It didn't take long for the sun to come out though, so we went to a cute little pizza place for lunch, stopped by our favourite candy store, and headed for the beach! 

Our last stop was the beautiful Algonquin Resort, where we got stuck in a short downpour

And with our day coming to an end, my last three exposures were through the windshield on our way home

Expired: Mia

I don't think it's any secret that Mia Jay is one of my fave new models to work with, I mean, one glance I my Instagram and you see her face a thousand times. So who would be better to have my third Expired shoot with!

Mia and I went to four locations across Fredericton, each one with it's own unique look. We had such an amazing day exploring new (to me) parts of the city, including a couple of Mia's secret hideaways. 

Expired is a series I've been working on for a few months now, where I'm shooting on expired 35mm film. I just love film's unpredictability. Now, unlike the last two times (found here & here) I didn't opening up my camera to create intentional light leaks, which was kind of a nice change. 

Here are a few of my favourites from our shoot! Click here to see the full Expired gallery

Model: Mia Hay

Why Can't We Be Friends?

Film has not been my friend lately.

Two weeks ago, I used bad chemicals to process my film so not a single image appeared on my roll. Ever since then, I've been extremely careful not to contaminate or over use the chemicals, but those weren't my problems this time.

I'm using my Holga camera to make double exposure images. Holgas are plastic medium format cameras that can create dreamlike images. They are super easy to use since they only have a few settings to choose from; there are two apertures: sunny and cloudy, and only one shutter speed.

For my double exposures, I wanted to layer photos of flowers over portraits. I bought some colourful flowers and spent yesterday afternoon in the studio with my BFF/model/super talented potter Danika. I was so excited today to process my film and see the results.

Unfortunately, things didn't exactly go as planned.

While attempting my multiple exposures, I accidentally overexposed my entire roll of film! All that was left was a spot that kind of looked like Nova Scotia. Not flowers. Not Danika. Nova Scotia.

Even though my film didn't work out, I did get a couple cool photos while experimenting with the multiple exposure feature on my DSLR. Here they are!