Last month I decided to stop pouting over 120 neopan 400 being discontinued and did a round of film testing. My deep hope was to find something that would fill that perfect B&W film shaped hole in my heart. It looks like candy in case you were wondering. I used my favorite subjects on the planet and we set out having fun around the neighborhood and our home. The scans came back but I still need my actual negatives to look at and see which films I loved.  I’m sorry to torture you, but the results will not be posted today, however I have to share a few of my favorite images because film… sigh…. is just so darn magical. I think I will dedicate some film to my kids on a regular basis because these are treasures. Film is just different, and when I shoot with my contax 645 I feel a flutter in my heart, and a deep sense of home in my soul singing boldly without apology. It is the medium I feel most confident and true in. I’m so glad I decided to stop moping and get on with it.

No joke, she found a container of bubbles in the alleyway. My tired brain couldn’t have planned this if it had tried.

As soon as I get my negs back I’ll label the images with what they were, and obviously voice my opinion on the “winner”. : )

I’m also doing my best to not regret having “styled” their clothing for the shoot. Football pants would not have been my first choice. Oh well. In the end, my kids dress themselves and I love the pride they feel in doing it. It’s real and it’s good. See, I’m already over it.

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Misha - July 18, 2014 - 8:20 am

Oh Ashley! These are AMAZING. I love each of them so much… I love your eye and your heart that comes dancing through them! These are priceless.

Ashley DeLatour - July 18, 2014 - 11:32 am

Thanks Misha! You are so encouraging : ) I feel so lucky to know this art form and to capture my kids in this way.

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