We received this little gem of a submission from Third Avenue Photography – Anna Roberts.
And here is her story:
“when my dad was a kid, his dad bought him his first camera. that little camera was a really big deal. my dad continued to pursue his love for photography and i remember him shooting several weddings and always being the guy everyone went to for pictures. it’s hard to find a picture with him in it because he was always behind the camera.
after my dad passed away in 2011, i came across some of his personal film work. i had never really seen it before and it is my absolute favorite of his. i will have to share some on here sometime. he was a graphic designer and used to have tons old cameras in his office. i have them all now and am working on trying them out. i chose to try out his old yashica first (you can see a picture of me using it on my facebook page). i believe my mom told me he shot some of his first weddings with it (wow, i can hardly imagine that!).
i purchased some black and white film (that was all they had) at a local camera store and finally got around to shooting some film. i was a little rushed, there was no light meter on the camera so i had to guess, and it had sat around so long i couldn’t even get all the dust off which made it hard to see to focus….buuuuuut i really like how they turned out!
i recently purchased some different film and am excited to try out some different film cameras!
like i said earlier, i was a bit rushed. the sun was going down fast and we also had somewhere to be. i wish i had had more time, but it is what it is and it worked out great. i was focused on trying to work the camera i had never used before that i gave no direction to the kids. i would look up and take a picture. it was so fun and i love each and every shot. the two littlest ones are mine and the two big ones are their cousins :)
so here they are, blurry images and all. no editing, perfect just the way they are.”