Roadtrip Film

Things have been a bit quiet in the Some Cat from Japan household recently. I've started a new job and this has been an adjustment from the last 6 months of downtime. A much more morning- heavy schedule has left me a bit brain dead. 

For a about a year and half now, we've been dabbling in film photography after a decade long hiatus. Josh has a really beautiful Olympus OM-1 that he's used on and off the last 7ish years, but when we moved here, we just assumed it would be impossible to get/develop film. We were kind of wrong because, at least in Osaka, it's pretty easy to have film be a hobby. We aren't taking a lot of film photos because every time that shutter sound clicks I think "ok that's 50 yen down the drain." It's kind of weird to think of photos in terms of cost.

When we went on our roadtrip last winter, I figured there was no better place to document on film than the American Southwest. While I have a Contax TVS that I routinely use, I decided to flex my skillz and only shoot with the OM-1. While these aren't the best photos ever, I'm happy with how some of them turned out. I thought I'd share a few of them with you while I get the rest of our trip together and figure out how to get up at 5 am for the first time in my life. 

You may have noticed that film page up there in the top right hand corner of this website. I'm sharing some of our better shots up there from our trips and daily life if you're interested. I'm not going to mention every time I update it so click on it from time to time if you'd like. I've got the photos from the Southwest trip on there as well as a few others I've taken in the last 18 months. These photos were taken with either my Contax TVS or Josh's OM-1. We just acquired a Nikon F3 and I'm pretty excited to get out and shoot a test roll or two on that baby.

Thanks for reading and staying patient with us!