35 MM PARISSeptember 22, 2014
Paris will always have a piece of my heart. There is something special about living in a place for an extended period of time. Even with nearly two years passing, I still think about it like it was yesterday.
In the spirit of Paris Fashion Week commencing, I thought it would be nice to reminisce back on my time in the fashionable oh so chic city with some of my film photos (insert retro camera emoji). I also have a few street style photos (including an up close and personal shot of Ms. Anna Dello Russo AND a candid photo with legendary Bill Cunningham) I took during PFW Fall/ Winter '13 (yes I know it was ages ago), but I might do another blast from the past in honor of PFW. Let me know if you would like to see them.
Okay let's jump in the time machine and go back to spring '13. Everything you once called "routine" changes with the blink of an eye. It took me about a week to get used to my new home for the next 5 months. And during my stay, I tried my best to stop and document the beauty around me. Every now and then, I would bring my little disposable camera along with me. I like how film photographs come out because they are full of character. Nowadays everyone is Instagram obsessed and overdoing it with filters. Film photographs develop their own filter, and it's always exciting to see how the photos come out (sometimes it's beautiful and others not so great as you can see my experience).
When I got back to the states from my study abroad trip, I had forgotten about my disposable cameras. Once I found them, I quickly took my local Wal Mart to get them developed. It brought back so many great memories with friends and exploring new places. To be honest, I had forgotten about taking most of the pictures but now looking at them makes it feel just like yesterday. If you ever go on a trip, whether it be halfway around the world or to the next town over, I would highly recommend bringing along a disposable camera! Hope you guys enjoyed a little blast from the past with the help of "film-filter".
Note: The "film filter" can only be achieved through the process of film photography (aka old school cameras). *It cannot be found on Instagram or any other photo enhancing app, no matter how many filters, grain, saturation, etc. you put on it*
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