This past week has been momentous for me. Both personally and professionally. I travelled to Melbourne (for the first time, can you believe) to attend Jonathan Canlas'Film Is Not Dead workshop and fell in love with the city and with the art of film photography. Fortunately Grant was able to come along, scheduling a business trip at the same time and we were able to experience it together. Things like saying "Ciao, Ciao" to my barista each morning as I grabbed my morning coffee, being able to get lost amongst the crowd in Carlton and spend some quality time with Grant was just what I needed to feed my soul.
The workshop has taught me not only to not be afraid of film but to feel free to break the rules and experiment. These are lessons I can take and apply anywhere in my life, not just photography but it has encouraged me to shoot from the heart and to photograph more for myself in addition to my clients. I cannot thank Jonathan and my fellow attendees enough for giving me this gift and enduring my incessant (and no doubt mundane) questions to help me on this journey.
I have to admit, it is a strange feeling to come home from a workshop and not have any editing to do. Fact is, I have a bag full of film ready to be sent off for developing and I am incredibly excited to see the results.