I got home yesterday from a long day at the lab developing and scanning some film. My girls came running to me squealing with excitement.
“Do you have our scans?!” Ahhh one proud mamma!
We bought the girls each their own 35mm HOLGA for Christmas. They had been pleading with us to get them a camera and I wasn’t sure which to get them. Then I thought about the Holga and decided it would be perfect. They don’t have to worry about settings yet. Just need to make sure they are in enough light and shoot away.
I slipped in some old 35mm Velvia slide film, which when processed in C41, makes it cross processed. I thought that would be perfect for the girls. The film was ISO 50 and it expired YEARS ago and so a lot are underexposed and muddy, but OH HOW I LOVE THESE!
I love that they are being creative. I love that they are getting to learn and appreciate film. I love that they love taking pictures. I love seeing they world as they see it.
I thought since the girls were sharing THEIR art, it would be fun to have them say a few things about these:
“I like the one about my bike. I like to take pictures about a lot of things. I like to click the button on the camera.” Then she asked, “umm mom, when are we going to print these?” (good girl!)
“Taking pictures is exciting cause its so fun to take pictures. I felt happy when I saw my pictures on the computer.”
I can’t wait to see them progress and learn and be creative.
Talk about inspiring.
Live better. Love more. Create now.