Analog memories from a summer well spent

A couple of days ago I received back from the lab my first roll of expired Fuji Sensia 100, which coincidentally was also the first roll I shot on the Minolta Hi-matic AF2.

Several lessons were learned from this set of photos:

  • the Minolta has serious trouble focusing up close;
  • I can’t keep a straight horizon for shit (had to fix a few in post);
  • no matter how much you fuck it up, film photos always look cool, sometimes even cooler than if you did everything perfect!

As a side note, finding a lab is Lisbon that would develop slide film in E6 process proved to be quite a challenge. I could only find one and it was quite expensive, so if any other Lisboners out there know labs that still develop slide film, please let me know!


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m mostly a digital guy for the convenience of the medium, but there’s something about film that digital just can’t touch! Every time I get a roll of film developed it never fails to put a big smile on my face, not only because of the gorgeous tones of film but also because of the surprise when you discover photos you didn’t remember you took.

Here are some of my favorite images from a roll of Agfa Vista 200 I shot over the last year: