The thing I’ve been enjoying most about holiday time year is the chance to spend a little quality time with my film negatives. I’ve been shooting a lot of digital lately, but I still have a huge catalog of negatives, something in the neighborhood of 20,000 images and many of them have not been properly inventoried yet. I’ve examined all of them on the contact sheets, but until they’re properly scanned or printed, I can’t really appreciate what I’ve got.
So I’ve been spending a lot of time back in 2001 this week. I did a shoot in a large indoor swimming pool back then and only now have I pulled out the negs to give them the examination they deserve. I think I’ve actually only printed one image from that shoot in all the time since then, so it’s time to shine a light on the rest of them. Here’s a nice one. There are a lot of nice ones from this shoot.
And here’s another of my friend Jillian Ann. I’ve been going through our old negatives as well from 2001. Lots of really great images from our work then as well. It’s hard to make a bad photograph of her.
Peace on earth…