Experiments | Expired Ilford HP5 | Jiffy Kodak Six-20

Wife likes vintage cameras. There are a few kicking around on our shelves as decoration. They look great. The fun part is that a few of them are semi-functional… mostly. I found this Jiffy Kodak Six-20 the other day on one of those shelves and thought I’d see how it does with a 20-year-old pack of expired Ilford HP5. For the most part, I didn’t keep the shutter open long enough. For this one, though, I managed to get a super-creepy portrait with a couple of faces that creates a real mood. I will definitely be trying out some more shots with this camera!

Portraits | Expired Kodak Gold 1000 | Canon A1

This is only the second roll of expired film that I’ve shot, but I really love the results. Knowing it was a complete crapshoot made it a lot easier to just fire away with no expectation of the results. The “mugshot” photo gratefully leaves out a lot of detail. I was, however, able to capture a couple of really great shots of Wife with slightly different lighting that I think capture her really well.

 

Cote-st-Catherine Panoramic | Expired ILford Delta 400 | Canon A1

Made with a combination of scanning and software manipulation. Six photos shot with 20-year-old expired film that was a stocking stuffer from Wife.

 

2020 Moments in the Mile End and Beyond

The world looked very different this year. We all saw fewer faces and learned that we can identify people by their eyes. And like many others, I learned to look at the world around me in a different way this year. I learned to focus on what’s important. To see the true beauty of the people, places, and things around me. To capture moments that document just how truly grateful I am to be where I am—and have been—and to give others the opportunity to live those moments with me and to get to know the amazing people that I am so privileged to have in my life. Whether close to home, at home, or farther afield, they’re all very special.

It’s a pleasure and a privilege to be able to capture these moments. These are my favourite from the last year. So, like a SportsCenter Plays of the Year, here are my best-loved representations of how the world looked to me in 2020.

Around the Mile End | Kosmo Foto 100 | Minolta Hi-Matic AF2