Half a Year - Shot on Film

We recently got a whole bunch of rolls of film from the last 6 months developed and scanned and the results are pretty great. All the grain, light leaks, and blurry images feel so real and raw. This has been such an interesting season of life for us, and one that when captured on film makes us grateful and nostalgic. Its fun seeing stuff we shot from 6 months ago and being able to look at it from a different perspective, knowing where all of those trips and people and stories eventually led us to. 

I hadn't really shot much on film since I took a black and white film photography class in college, and now I'm remembering how magical it is. I foresee us using it for more personal projects in the future.

Thanks to the Darkroom Lab for processing and scanning our film for us.

The above were shot with a Canon AE-1 using Kodak Tri-X 400 film. 

These were all shot on a Kodak Cameo 35mm point-and-shoot that Nate's grandma gave to us while we were visiting her in Nebraska. I'm shocked at the quality, especially given the fact that the camera had no manual controls and an automatic flash. We used Kodak Tri-X 400 and Fuji Superia 400.

A mix of film stocks, Tri-X, Portra 400, Fuji Superia. All of these were shot on the Canon AE-1, hence the light leaks. Its interesting how the light leaks show up on some of the photos but not all. Maybe it has to do with the way we're holding the camera, I don't know. But I'm not mad about it.

Aaaand these. My favorite ones of all. We shot two rolls of film during this shoot, Portra 400 and Tri-X. This shoot in particular lended itself to being shot on film, it was softly lit and the whole session was a lot slower and quieter than most. The very last photo is my favorite, the soft motion blur of their arms and how the bed frames them within the image.

Something about film. It feels more tangible than digital images. Its definitely addicting.


Also, we were featured in an interview this week on 99 Percent Lifestyle about how we started our business. You can read about it here.

Megan Kantor