Tuesday, October 14, 2014
CHASING THE LIGHT
I met Alex the other week in Westside to capture the last glimpse of the fading light. A while ago we realized we both have an affinity for film cameras. Her, the Instax, and for me, the Diana +.
While I can never get any of my Diana+ pictures to turn out, she took one of my dearest pictures of Maisy and me.
So we walked around the neighborhood. We snapped pictures with film, and I took the same picture again with my digital camera to make sure I had recorded the moment just in case the first try didn't turn out.
I haven't developed the film yet, but I had to share these pictures. Alex exudes such a confidence and coolness in front of the camera. It's not tangible, it's just that feeling she pushes through every photo with her stare.
I still feel awkward both behind and in front of the camera. Like I don't really belong either place.
But driving home that night, I whispered to myself that it has to be less about just proving myself for others. It has to be an urge to take a leap, to capture the setting sun with a new friend, and trying to chase the light in every moment.