“Against the grain” : Against what is normal.
I love when people look in disgust at my film cameras, being blown off as “Oh, just another hipster.” But I also love when someone reacts with excitement and understanding in their eye upon seeing I’m shooting film. Those who know, simply know.
I developed these in my bathroom. Developer on my hands making them rough, fixer in the air and The Doors playing in the background. Breathe and slowly but surely the images appear. Physical recording of life. Light to celluloid. Tangible, chemical, magical reactions to moments.
Embrace the grain.
My friend James Harper (woodworker and painter) and I will be running darkroom prints of some of these in March. These will be the first from the beginning of the year. If any catch your eye drop me an email.
For more photos, see Jesse’s original blog post.