FILM GRAIN: Images featured here reflect upon my exploratory years using film, hence the title Film Grain. This was the late 1990s when I'd take out my durable Army-issue camera. I had countless adventures with that rugged Canon F1. I made plenty of mistakes as I burned through countless rolls of film, but also learned many valuable lessons in the process. I'd typically shoot Kodak or Fuji brand, and generally used standard 200, 400 or 800-speed film. To this day I am not well-versed on which settings are most appropriate – it depends on circumstances – but I can honestly say that the more you shoot, the more confidence you will gain with each stunning capture. Eventually you will achieve great results – often by accident – but don't be deterred. As time permits, that serendipity will turn into experience, and from that experience will come skill. I was fortunate to have been trained in a traditional dark room environment. It was a short-lived experience, but I gained true appreciation for the craft that once existed in the golden age of film. I've long since adapted to modern digital standards, but the memories and training will always remain. I still have boxes and boxes filled with negatives just waiting for restoration… precious memories unleashed from the timeless hands of oblivion. I look forward to seeing you on this continuing journey into my distant grainy past…

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