My 2012 Film Project – May – Japan

I dug back in the vault today to look over some old posts. Partly for curiousity and partly for inspiration. This old post from Japan 2012 really struck a chord today. Hard to believe this trip was exactly 2 years ago. It got my wanderlust going as well as reminding me how much I personally love and prefer film photography over digital.
Anyway, I thought it was worth a second look. Hope you enjoy it too.


I’m excited to share my May installment of my 2012 film project. I went into May with a great plan. I would bring my film camera to Japan and use it shoot some non work, street and portraits. I rented a 50mm Zeiss 2.0 lens to shoot available light only and loaded 5 rolls of film, 4 Tri-X 400 and 1 roll of Portra 400. I picked 5 rolls because I looked at our trip itinerary and thought that I would shoot 1 role in each of the key regions we were visiting and then have one roll of back up just in case I really found a place to shoot two rolls. Always good to have back up too.

Well….My plan didn’t exactly go as planned. Truthfully, it felt like I was carrying around a useless brick in my back pack. I just didn’t have, or take, the time…

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