I’m starting work on something of a large and sprawling personal project, dealing with some of the capital’s new urban areas and its rapid outward expansion and full-throttle thrust into the global economy. One of the nice things about starting on a body of work this loose and disorganized is that I can kind of play around with different mediums and formats and see what I think will really work for the story, as I begin to narrow it all down.
The shots above are all from some expired black & white film I had lying around, processed at a crappy camera store in the Old Quarter. I like the damaged, dark look they’ve taken on, but next time I’ll try to keep a bit more control over the final product. I can always mess them up more, but I can’t take back some of the things the camera store screwed up on. Regardless, it feels good to be shooting film again. It’s hardly ever practical for assignments, so I’m trying to play around with it more for my personal work. I’m not sure what I think of these images in the long term, but they offer an interesting perspective for now.