A while ago, I failed three rolls of film in a row. For two of these I bravely admit to user error (you may recall Power Lifters); for the third, I will passive-aggressively mention that I think they hired a lot of new people at my preferred film lab (although, really, that one was my fault, too).
This caused me to retreat to the old familiars: a film that requires no thought, a lens that won’t scold, “techniques” I learned back in semester 1 of junior high photo class*, subjects I’ve seen so many times I could probably not even aim and they’d turn out all right.
At least I didn’t start taking pictures of *gag*hack*glrg*…”kittehs.”
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The Everyday: Ropes 1, Filters 1, Pilings, Filters 2, Wake, c. 2013
* How old I am: they don’t even make “junior high” schools any more.