I’m taking you all back in time to November, 2013. This photo is very special to me because it is from the first roll of film I shot when returning to film after years of using digital cameras. I did shoot film in pre-digital times, but not with what I consider proper cameras and on an infrequent basis. You know the occasions, family gatherings and on vacation with snaps soon relegated to a shoe-box.
I purchased a Canon EOS 1V as the starter camera which could use my EF mount Canon lenses. On a Saturday morning my husband and I went to the St. Lawrence Market (Toronto) to shop and a perfect opportunity to try the camera. Once inside the Market I could hear the unexpected sounds of Cajun music. I wish I could describe how it made me feel; they were very good. Following the music, I saw the musicians sitting off to the side with a violin and an accordion I loved their rustic look and their beautiful vintage instruments. The lighting was very low and the musicians movements erratic so I decided more was best and fired off half the roll hoping for at least one in focus image. Surprisingly, I had many keepers.
Hundreds of rolls and many cameras later, I still prefer film over digital. For me, it’s never been about which is better. I love the romantic nostalgia and film continues to challenge me which is good.