I knew I needed to come up with a name for the film photography work that I was doing and time was a concept that I kept on playing with. Given that I am “going backwards in time” using these 70's cameras, and then seeing how they contrast and juxtapose the settings in my present, Time Illuminated seemed fitting and I knew right away that this was what the brand was going to be.
Roaming through Instagram, there are many film photography accounts that will add in their bio "mostly film photos, some digital" or "Some iPhone, mainly Nikon film". When I first started out with film photography I thought that I would never break and turn to a DSLR camera until a few events happened that led to a huge turning point for me. Do you ever just question the reliability of film photography? Have you ever finished a roll in a desperate moment just as you were about to capture that one perfect image? Read this post for more reasons to always carry a digital alongside your 35mm film camera.
Imagine yourself, a bird soaring through the sky after leaving the confines of an institution such as University. You are up in the air gliding with excitement at all of the opportunities that are out there for you, a young, confident and eager individual with a brilliant mind ready to take on the world- when all of a sudden you get shot down and struck by a big bulldozing Boeing, also known as COVID-19. Let's cope with the pandemic together. Northern Ontario photograph. The Great Lakes.
Just because I find this incredibly amusing, I am going to make a list of some of the obstacles I have encountered with 35mm film photography, but none of which have stopped my love for this craft. And if you have any comments or more to add to the list, please let me know! I will adapt this as I go through my film journey!