Before I start posting my photos for this project I just wanted to write a short post explaining what this project is.
The Eight Frames project is my effort to become a better photographer through film photography. I have chosen to use a film camera because it forces me to slow down my process and to carefully consider everything I do. When I shoot digital I often move so fast that half the time I don’t even know what I am doing. My hope by using my new eBay purchase of a Fujica GSW690 120mm camera I will be able to analyse my shooting abilities and grow as an image maker.
Just to clarify, a Fujica GSW690 is a mechanical camera that takes rolls of 120mm film. It has a fixed 65mm lens that gives a nice wide angle image. This camera makes large negatives, 6x9cm, and therefor only fits 8 pictures per roll. That’s where the name of the project came form.
For this project I have set up a few rules to help confine my work a little and to push me in the direction I want to go.
- As much as possible, each roll of film will be shot in the same photo session with out spreading the eight frames out over several days.
- The rolls will be numbered in order, starting at 1 and counting up.
- Every roll will be shown in full and in order on the blog.
- Every image on the blog will be accompanied by some comment about that image.
- Each roll will also be commented on as a whole.
- There will only be one roll per post, new rolls will be posted as fast as is reasonably possible.
- The subject matter of the images is open.
- The same picture will not be taken twice in a row.
- These rules are best viewed as guidelines.