(reposted from last year) — Shimøspleef —
As I prepare to do some major negative and photo scanning over the holidays for members of my family, I have been looking over my own film photos, and pulling out some of the most fun I had while shopping in Tokyo, Japan.
I have felt such a freedom, the adventure of taking off, with a simple disposable film camera, like the one here, and a Muji pad of paper, and just explore the little neighborhoods of Tokyo to see what I would find.
In this neighborhood, Shimokitazowa, I found this cool little shop, where there were several artisans selling their original work. I was buying some souvenirs for my friends back home, and these gals, were showing off their wares.
I think in the digital age, it’s nice to sometimes limit yourself to the simplest of cameras and just go out and photograph from the hip, and not worry as much about technical things like exposure, or social networking them or posting to a web site, exactly where you are.
Then in my own time, I like to go back and have the negatives developed at one of the last remaining photo developing houses in town and see what little treasures I got. The images aren’t always stellar, but knowing that I only have 36 frames to get the shot, kind of makes it more exciting.
While up here in Portland, me and my mums watched the Quentin Tarantino movie, ‘Inglorious Bastards’ and we both laughed our butts off at the fun farce that this film was.