My favorite thing about film photography is I always kind of forget about the pictures I take. It's always a bit of a surprise about what I will find in my inbox once they are developed. This time my entire film was a surprise, because I've had it in my camera since February! I know, shame on me. But I finally brought them to my local lab last week and now it time to share some favorites!
I love these snapshots of our small adventures and daily routine. Nothing fancy or perfect, just life on grainy film.
The streets of Paris are perfect for analogue photos. Obviously. And so are the streets of Durbuy, Belgium. (scroll down for those!)
My teammember Tonke and sweet friend (&bride to be) Hanke, making flower crowns. Those vintage dresses! ♥
Marieke's 40th birthday/camp party weekend at Landgoed Roggebotstaete: Birthday cakes to die for, nature walks, woolly pigs, picking wildflowers, homemade pizza, roasting marshmallows, campfire songs, sleeping in a yurt (or in our case.. a firevan), an epic breakfast spread, chilling in the sun and the best time with a great group of people!
I know this world is focussing more and more on perfection and styled photos. And since I'm a stylist it's not up to me to say you should let it all go. But honestly: you should. Life is more than what you see on Instagram. A dear colleague and friend recently said to me: 'Emotion over perfection.' This quote is slowly becoming my motto. Especially with film photography. I don't focus on getting the perfect shot. I focus on capturing the moment, the light and the memories.
Because in the end, you won't treasure all the minimalistic flat-lays and coffee cup photos. But you will treasure the (imperfect) images of those small moments that turn out to be the most important.