So, ever since the holiday break I have been shooting a lot in the neighborhood. So much so, that I’m quite tired of developing film. I purchased a second tank so I can develop twice as much film at once, I’m spending 4-6 hours at a time in the darkroom to process film once a week. Frankly, I have never shot so much, scanned so much, and had so many related images at one time. It makes me feel like I need to take on an intern to work on all the repeatable process part of this.
But this bulk capture/process is turning into an actual body of work, another first for me. I am doing a first pass this month, at least trying to get all the film developed (I still have 60+ sheets in boxes). What I have developed so far is in binders and scanned. I weeded a few out, and so far I have 48 images in my preview so far. I am already starting to see images I want to eliminate from the set, and have ideas for types of subjects I want to add.
It’s turning into what I call Morning in the Mission. It’s a collection of little scenes from the Mission between 8am and 10am, when the light is nice at soft and the neighborhood is still waking up. Maybe in another month or two I will have something put together that I can present. Until then, I am walking the line between passion and chore.