Photography

Live for Life

18 August 2015

14th roll of film: It’s all about the jour­ney and process of nav­i­gat­ing life. Some­times you’ve just got to live for the sake of being alive.

I recent­ly devel­oped a roll of film that sat in my Zen­it-B since ear­ly this year and the mem­o­ries that came flood­ing back as I looked at these pho­tos were immense and over­whelm­ing. I’ve always be fond of film pho­tog­ra­phy — the feel­ing of the mechan­ic click of a shut­ter, the rusty viewfind­er, and the sur­pris­es of view­ing the devel­oped pho­tos. It makes me realise that the jour­ney is so much more impor­tant than just a mere end result or a des­ti­na­tion. The process is imbued with so much flavour and excit­ing dynam­ics that con­struct expe­ri­ences and wis­dom. It’s crazy to realise, some­times, how quick­ly things can change; be it our­selves, oth­ers or the world around us. Every­thing is so inter­con­nect­ed and as the world evolves, so do we — and our mind­sets towards life. I think life has slow­ly taught me to cher­ish the things that are elu­sive and con­stant­ly in a state of trans­for­ma­tion. It’s the things that slip from your hand like grains of sand and the often unno­ticed moments in life that has changed you as a per­son and opened your eyes a lit­tle wider to the greater things in life.

  • Oh my word, this.
    That hits the nail on the head per­fect­ly with film pho­tog­ra­phy, so near and dear to those who know its lit­tle secrets. How much hap­pi­ness it gives.
    These are so love­ly.

    Abi­gail
    Sweetergetsthejourneyblog.blogspot.com

  • Ah, your film is always so breath­tak­ing. I would love your pho­tos to hang on my walls! <3 <3 <3 So much tal­ent Jef­frey! ^__^ Change is an amaz­ing thing to wit­ness isn’t it?

  • Amber Bak­er

    This post is beau­ti­ful, and so true!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

  • Albert Wijaya

    Beau­ti­ful­ly writ­ten! Agree with every­thing you write 🙂

    Best, Albert | Palm­ing Peb­bles
    Palm­ing Peb­bles