120.

First Roll of 120 film : A humbling experience.

 Thomas J Duffield, Untitled, 2016. 

Thomas J Duffield, Untitled, 2016. 

My first roll of medium format film was a mixture of miss-focussed images and not so perfect exposures. I favour manual focus even when I am using my digital camera but the waist level viewfinder was different for me in both composition and focusing. Despite the difference, there is a stillness to the square format. Furthermore, I find a self reflection in the slow process of using film. 

The process is fitting for my current project as it reflects the stillness, arduous and hesitance in the pursuit that I am currently undergoing.

 Thomas J Duffield, Untitled, 2016.

Thomas J Duffield, Untitled, 2016.

 Thomas J Duffield, Untitled, 2016

Thomas J Duffield, Untitled, 2016

The project is a cathartic process for me and I will be revealing more on this blog as it develops further. The reward of first seeing an image that works is something that is unrivalled by digital photography, whether this is due to the suspense that it entails or the subtle differences in the aesthetic I have found great pleasure in this. 

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