Film is Dead. Long live Film!
I love the vitality, the texture and sense of time and place that film gives you … even using a panoramic 35mm point-and-shoot found in a garage sale for $2! Digital is an electronic approximation, corruptible, intangible. Film is chemical. Film is analogue. Film is real. Long live film.
I just took one of my cameras in to get developed, and now have 6 months of Jeju memories sitting on my desk. I love the feeling of getting your prints back, not knowing exactly what you’ll have. It’s like opening a time capsule, finding images you had forgotten you’d taken; memories you’d forgotten you had; places you’d forgotten you’d been.
‘Why, hello there.’
Looking toward Tapdong, Jeju City
Climbing up 성산일출봉 (Sunrise Peak)
My hometown for 6 months, 성산 (Seongsan).
Abandoned house in 성산.
성산 일출봉 (Castle Mountain, Sunrise Peak), from the beach near 섭지코지 Resort.
서귀포 (Seogwipo) skyline, looking over the main rotary.
Coastline, from 성산 (Castle Mountain)
Foggy-ish 함덕 (Hamdeok) on the seawall.
Taking the cross-island highway on a foggy day (near 비자림)
Sunset over a graveyard on 우도 (‘Cow Island’), off the east coast of Jeju.
Rainy day on the seawall – 함덕 (Hamdeok)
Summer afternoon over 서귀포 harbour.
Snorkelers diving in a giant tidepool, near 외돌개 (oedolgae). Diving down to the bottom you can see, among other things, pufferfish and little black-and-yellow fish that start nibbling on you if you stay in one spot for too long 😛
Ocean view from my apartment in 함덕 (Hamdeok). It was typhoon season, and you can see the sheet of rain approaching on the horizon:
Looking out over Seogwipo Harbour (from the other side):
Taking off from Jeju Airport, looking over at Halla Mountain: