I’ve mentioned in a few posts lately that I have been meaning to get back into photography again. I’ve recently been looking through all my albums full of scanned film prints, all of the street art and street photography I have done over the years. Those feelings that you get when you capture that perfect image came flooding back, the same type of feelings that I get when I write something that makes my heart sing. I want to feel those emotions with photography again, and it really is as easy as making sure I take my camera with me wherever I go, which is what I always used to do.
Back in 2012 I saw that FujiFilm were releasing a new line of camera, the X line, and the whole concept appealed to me immediately. My favourite camera is still my completely manual SLR, a Canon AE-1 from 1978, and while I love how perfect and real a digital camera can render a photo, I also love the imperfections of film. Anyway, FujiFilm’s X line is basically a line of cameras that look like old-school SLRs with all the advanced digital technologies. They also have a film simulation option in several choices (colour or monochrome) so that your digital images look like film prints. Perfect for me, right? They aren’t cheap, hovering around the $1,000-1,500 mark, but I saved up and bought it in early 2013. And used it about 4 times. Granted, I had a lot going on, but I guess it was all for a reason as I recently pulled it out of my camera bag and started using it again, and to my delight it’s as good as I imagined it to be.
I’m so in love with this camera. Here is an album of shots taken over the past week. I need a lot more time and practice with it, but it’s already got its own little spot in the stroller and comes out with us wherever we go. I have some wonderful models too, although Luna tends to shy away from the camera these days, mainly because it makes her laugh. I suppose it makes for more interesting shots at times anyway. I’ve posted some of my favourites below, but you can check out the album on Flickr here. Our neighbourhood, our home, our friends, our life and things that catch my eyes while out and about.