I recently reinvigorated my love for film photography with a little trip to the city. When I moved to NY State, I was so excited to be back near the city, and by the city, I of course mean New York City, the one and only “the city” in my mind. Having grown up 45 minutes from New York City, and having ancestors that grew up in the city, I believe it to be, as my grandfather always called it, “the capital of the world.”
But 3.5 hours is still not quite near enough to get there very often, an overnight is almost definitely required. So when my best friend from grad school moved from California to Brooklyn, it was a great way and even better reason to get into the city.
My friend and I of course made a stop to the Impossible Project Space, bought some film, and took some photos.
While I was there, I also met several wonderful film photographers, three of whom you can see in the photo below. Pei Ketron and I had tried to meet up around our mutual birthday in December but it didn’t work out, so when I knew I’d be there on this particular weekend, I made sure to seek her out. As it happened, her two friends, Sonya Yu and Zack Lara, were visiting from San Francisco, and so we had an impromptu flickr/tumblr meetup of sorts. Needless to say, we blew through a lot of film and geeked out a bunch talking about photography, food, travel, instagram, and the city. We even met up with a couple other photographers.
So glad I was able to experience the city again before I move to the West Coast in July. Especially glad I was able to share it with these great folks.
I hope you get out to your nearest city, as the energy of a city can help your inspiration come alive once again.
-Cara of tumbleweedineden