This year was a wild one. So much happened. I made a goal last December that I wanted to spend more time committed to personal photography. I shot a ton of film in 2016, however I was lacking in digital personal work. I still shot as much film (maybe even more) - however I also spent more time shooting digital. I got more into film formats outside of 35mm SLRs, including point & shoots, Polaroid, more medium format, and even 4x5. This post contains a mix of my film and digital work. Also, thought it wouldn't be genuine if I didn't include a bunch of film mirror pics.
Here's what I captured, a long with a few notes for context.
(Some film images may be in the wrong order. I tried my best.)
**HINT: Click on the images to go into fullscreen view for each month.
January started strong. I shot in colder weather than I had before. It paid off, and I felt inspired. Then winter eased its grip, and it became unusually warm. Fog came in, and we were rewarded with plenty of wonderful days to capture.
February was filled with good light & plenty of passion. New friends and music festivals in winter tents.
March was filled with excitement, and bold leaps. I found Nashville's warmth, and returned to a thawing city. I began using film point & shoot cameras.
The weather continued to grow warmer, then Adam and I got caught in a snowstorm. Situations changed, and so did I. I lost my momentum, but I changed my shoe style. That helped a bit?
I quite enjoyed May. Everyone felt close, and there was always something to photograph. Wedding season began, and my free time quickly disappeared. The colour green once again became a part of Winnipeg's landscape as Spring finally truly came.
I took a lot of photos in June. The trees exploded into colour. I explored some new creative ideas. I was given a Polaroid SX-70, and I leaped into instant photography. I moved out.
Canada day was tough. Then I lost my Grandmother. The few pictures I took were on film.
I was able to enjoy myself some more in August. I hiked, I went to Vancouver. My long summer began to slowly quiet down.
I finally had time to recharge. Life reset and felt somewhat normal.
Fall stuck around like it never had before. We made the most of it.
The snow came, friends were near, and we went hiking.
Things became busy again. I felt too busy for photos. It got quite cold. And here we are.
See you next year.