A few months ago I was turned on to the idea of shooting an entire roll of film, and afterwards re-loading that same roll of film back into the camera and photographing over it. What a neat idea, yeah? Film can be so mysterious, why not let it freak you out a little more by definitely not knowing the results! But that's one thing I love about film, the anticipation.
So, a few weeks ago I went to the 28th Street Metro Cruise in Grand Rapids, Michigan and took some shots of classic cars on my Olympus XA. A few days later, I headed over to Flowerland (sat in my car almost an hour trying to fish out the film strip inside of the 35mm canister) and photographed some of their flowers and plants.
I honestly didn't think that I was going to love this roll (even though I spent three days continually checking my email for scans). Ektar 100 film is my ultimate favorite stock to shoot, but when I photographed the cars it was pretty gloomy out and I wasn't sure how it would translate in the mix. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that almost the entire roll came out looking pretty magical. It's just a reminder that photographing for myself is not a waste and that taking changes can pay off. Happy film shooting!