This was my first time using a film camera and I completely loved it. I've been using a digital camera for years, so when I first started photography my style of shooting was more like "spray and pray" (lol). It was a different experience with film because you only have twenty chances. It forced me to actually be present and thoughtful about how I was going to take the picture. I mean, I had to think about the timing. I had to think "is this moment right here the right time? Does this capture what I feel?" I don't think I necessarily did that with digital. I just shot. and shot. and shot. and hoped. and shot again. Film forced me to actually be thoughtful about the pictures I would take. Honestly, I feel like this has challenged me to be patient and present.
Overall this experience with film is giving me a new perspective towards art & honestly, myself. I'm challenged to be patient and ultimately to be present.
There's something about the Gospel that is tied to this. God is teaching me his word through art (which I find so cool). Sometimes we miss the small moments and let them fly by while staying on auto pilot. It can be easy to breeze by those moments with family and friends who you see almost every day, yet you never take advantage and simply enjoy their presence. This is true ministry. To grow with your friends and family slowly being crafted and etched into the image of Christ. To build up and remain present - leaning on the Holy Spirit for more love for the other.
These pictures are a perfect representation of the experiences and moments that where created and shared on top of that mountain.
Together, worshiping God.