The Black Experience: 35MM Film

A visual exploration into Black life!

Capturing images on film has become a lost art. Recently, I challenged myself to rediscover this art and set out to document my experience, THE BLACK EXPERIENCE on 35mm film. I immediately remembered the care, preparation and precision given to every chosen frame when shooting film. All things that should not but can easily become forgotten in a world of burst shooting, unlimited storage and instant gratification. This ongoing series will vary between different types of film, settings and subjects.


Series 7: Summer '21 (NYC, Edisto Island South Carolina, Botany Bay South Carolina)

Camera/Lens: Canon AE-1 Program, 50mm 1.8 lens (all images taken in manual and natural light).

Film: Kodak Ektar 100

Images were processed at Pro Image Photo in NYC.


Series 6: Mask On/Off

Camera/Lens: Canon AE-1 Program, 50mm 1.8 lens (all images taken in manual and natural light).

Film: Kodak Portra 400 Color.

Images were processed at Pro Image Photo in NYC.


Series 5: A Time Before COVID (Virginia Beach Pre COVID-19)

Camera/Lens: Canon AE-1 Program, 50mm 1.8 lens (all images taken in manual and natural light).

Film: Kodak 400TX black and white or 400 TMAX black and white (I can’t remember which one).

Images were processed at Pro Image Photo in NYC.


Series 4: Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Curlfest 2019)

Camera/Lens: Canon AE-1 Program, 50mm 1.8 lens (all images taken in manual and natural light).

Film: Kodak Professional Portra 400 Color

Images were processed at Pro Image Photo in NYC.


Series 3: Pride

Camera/Lens: Canon AE-1 Program, 50mm 1.8 lens (all images taken in manual, natural light and are not edited).

Film: Kodak Professional Portra 800 Color

Images were processed at Pro Image Photo in NYC.



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