Day 4 of Winter: Wedding Film Project

Today is a holiday for many, and this is indeed a holiday season for even more — Jewish, Christian, and Pagan alike.  So here is a special post with more photos.  This couple married in a “family ceremony” at 5 Pointz.  When Liam and I work together, I am often with the couple longer, and I can take more images. Of course, I also have to avoid Liam, so the frame is sometimes odd! In this case, I traveled with the couple, the groom’s adorable girls, and Liam (yeah, I was holding his stuff) from 5 Pointz to Grand Central and then to the New York Public Library.

I am not a photographer at all, let alone a wedding photography. I am solely an officiant. But I do know my trusty old Minolta SRT 100 adorned with a M Rokkor-x 50 f/1.4, which is an analog SLR 35mm camera with a stunning prime lens that has lived a longer life than myself. These old cameras are sturdier than digital, and I personally love the look of grainy, textured black and white film. Back in May 2012, I decided that for each day of the upcoming winter, I’d publish a photo or two from my past ceremonies (people, places, and/or things)—the good and bad, as a reminder that mistakes happen. These images are low-resolution scans of negatives. I generally used Ilford, mostly HP5, because I preferred its look and longevity. I never used a flash, but I love filters.

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