Exploration

35mm: Los Angeles & Santa Barbara

Our friend's grapefruit tree

Our friend's grapefruit tree

Last month we flew to California for a mini-trip to visit friends, do a bit of hiking, say hello to the Pacific, and revisit the place where we first met and started collaborating together - the University of California, Santa Barbara. 

The view from the art building at UCSB

The view from the art building at UCSB

It was the first time we had been back to California since we left nearly three years ago. Three years! Needless to say, this trip was way overdue.

In order to focus more on the experience and less on taking a ton of photos we opted to leave the digital camera back home and shoot only on 35mm. Using film requires you to slow down and compose your image in a more considered way while also acknowledging the unpredictable nature of the medium and the lack of instant gratification: sometimes things don't turn out as planned and you won't know until the film is developed. 

We shot two rolls, and while we were pretty upset that one roll turned out completely blank (ahhhhhhh!!), we're pretty pleased with the way these images look and feel.

Hope you enjoy them as well!