Last month, my husband and I travelled to Costa Rica. It was the perfect trip to try out my Christmas gift from my husband, a vintage Rolleiflex T. I’ve been wanting to start shooting film for a while. I expected it to be hard, but what I didn’t expect was to find myself enjoying the process, enjoying having to slow down and be mindful, enjoying the feel of a light meter in my hand, enjoying the resistance my camera gives when advancing the film. There is a zen to shooting film, to looking down into a viewfinder and squinting your eyes while you manually focus.
All of these photos, with the exception of the last two of me, were taken with that camera, on film. I’ve officially stepped into Analog. I’ll probably be bringing this camera along with me to some weddings this year, and slowly adding more film into my work.
These last two, of me, were taken and developed by my husband. Here’s to hoping this is the beginning of something wonderful.
These are beautiful Heather. The start of an awesome journey for you I’m sure ..
Can’t wait to see where you go with film 🙂
You make me want to travel and jump over tall things and roll around in sand. <3
ooooooooohhhhhh, I want to go there!!
Shark mouth = my favorite.
*sigh* I’ve only just settled down and now you have me with seriously itchy feet again.
Perhaps if I shoot some film too I will feel like I’m in an exotic location. I really look forward to seeing what else comes out of that magical Rolleiflex box you have got your hands on.
I want to go to there. Those last shots of you are sooooo lovely too!
Yuss, these are sweet, Heather.
love it so much!! I love film too
Awesome! Love the look and feel of these photos – film (combined with your talent of course) is definitely something special.
Absolutely amazing! Love, love, love film!
these are great Heather! love the ones Mikey took of you too.
Wow Costa Rica looks incredible. Your film work is so lovely, I can’t wait to see what you do with it at weddings!
looks like an amazing trip! i love the colors, and that monkey is adorable.
This post. MAKES ME SO SO SO HAPPY!!!!!!! My favorite shot is this one: http://heatherjowett.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/COSTA.RICA_.FILM004.jpg but I of course really like the monkeys (so cheeky and ridiculous!). I for real love the film tones, love the squares, love this place…pretty much swooning over here.
These shots are great man! I went on a mission trip to costa rica. I enjoyed all the bright colors they used.
What an awesome trip, looks like it was a blast!
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