In a new (and admittedly overdue) #projectfilm update, I have recently developed an ISO400 roll of Kodak film that was from my time in California. It was partially shot during my Baker Beach photowalk and partially around San Francisco with friends later (Dolores Park and the surrounding BART station).
The one thing that I have noticed as my collection of time capsules shrink is how enjoyable this process can be. There is something to be said in this world of instant gratification on the value of waiting. While I’m still working on that part myself sometimes, doing this time capsule project does remind of the value. Even brands like Leica are getting in on the “waiting to develop” concept with their new digital camera that doesn’t have an LCD back screen. You have to dump your memory card to see the photos, similar to developing a roll of film. While that process isn’t quite the same as film (unless you buy a LOT of SD cards), it is curious that other brands are recognizing the value of waiting.
My mind is also partly blown that I managed to keep this roll undeveloped for the past 3 years. That stretch might have been the longest yet and I don’t see myself holding onto rolls that long often.
Want to see more? Check out my #projectfilm Flickr album here.