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I can't believe it's August already!
The summer has flown by, and it's hard to believe that kids will be starting back to school soon. Summer this year has been a quite one for our household this year. Since mid-June I've been struggling with persistent pain on the upper right-side of my body. Although I've suspected for years, it was confirmed with 100% certainty that I have gallstones and a gallbladder that needs to be removed. Not feeling confident in what foods cause the pain to flare-up, and not wanting to risk a potential ER visit away from home, or for that matter emergency surgery, we have stuck close to home.
Although I'm feeling better now, between work and not feeling well, I haven't had much energy to pick my gear up and shoot. It's been frustrating; I've had so many ideas for some personal photography projects for this summer and they have all had to have been pushed to the back-burner. One "project" though seemed perfect for this time where my body has forced me to take it easy - film.
There is something about film that I absolutely love, but words fail me when it comes to describing why. I think part of it has to do with shooting film is something I do so completely for myself. Not wanting to waste a frame - I slow down so much and really think about each shot. And a silly as it will sound to some, waiting for scan day is like waiting to open presents on Christmas. I check my email far too many times the day I expect my scans and can't wait to open them and see if I was really able to capture what I saw.
Below are a few glimpses in to my everyday, from my August batch of scans.