After working on the dad photos for the coming AGSA show, all from 35mm negs. Going back to Asia and shooting a bunch more 35mm Tri-x fills me with excitement. I remember when I told a former acquaintance about the importance of buying film over spending the money on social club functions. He did not get it, I tried to explain why film was more important. I guess most people do not get my need to buy film. How do you explain something like that to a person who does not have the passion, the same drive to make pictures? I guess that is the way most things are, I cannot understand the need for a new SUV when your old one works fine, a new house when the old will do, or a bottle of scotch with a pack of cigs. That shit always seems so wasteful to me. I guess from the people who spend (waste) money that way buying film is wrong.
To each his own! I am just happy to have more film to shoot. I will be entering more lives, telling more stories, and making more prints.
Ain't Photography Grand!!
Note* A good chunk of this film buy (not all) was paid for by my weekend of teaching workshops.