PHOTO FRIDAY: Scenes From Kirsten Geyer’s ‘Film Friday’ Series

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‘Photo Friday’ is an occasional photographic series we post on The B-Town Blog, and this week’s edition is ‘Film Friday’ by area resident Kirsten Geyer, who says:

“Film Friday” is a photography project I started in order to re-discover my love of film.

The project itself is simple – take and show a full roll of film every week.

As a professional portrait photographer, I was curious to see what kinds of images I could come up with if I spent a few minutes each week taking “portraits” of (mostly) non-human subjects.

For the first week I decided to venture out of my own neighborhood of White Center and head South to B-town.

If you would like to learn more about the project or get an urge to pull out your old film camera and play along, visit my blog!

Kirsten lives in the White Center area, and her gear for this shoot included:

  • Nikon F100
  • Fuji 400h
  • 50mm 1.8
  • Walgreens 1 hour photo :)
  • Photos are uncut and unedited…welcome to my first roll!

She also said this on her blog about the photos below:

  • All of these photos were taken … in the pouring rain I might add…since the lab I sent my other roll too gave me a 2 week (?!) estimate! All I can say is that those photos better be GOOD! So, thanks, Walgreens 1 hour photo, for saving my butt (plus you can’t beat $5 for a 1 hour develop/scan!).
  • If you ever need an open pass to photograph anything you want without making people nervous, bring your charming 4-year old with you, they make a pretty fine entrance ticket. :)
  • This was the first roll of film I’ve seen from my f100! I’m in love.
  • I over-exposed the film 1 stop or so…ala Jonathon Canlas (see his link below).
  • 35 exposures is ALOT…I was stretching it towards the end trying to find things I wanted to photograph, but as always I think my best shots come at the end of a photo-session…once my brain has had a chance to warm up a bit.

To see larger versions of each photo, just click an image:

“To me, the most beautiful moments don’t happen in a perfectly-styled Photography Studio,” she said on her website. “…they happen while you kiss your baby’s feet on the changing table or when you roll around the living room floor with your four year old. These are the moments that, as a Mother, make me want to shut my eyes tight and remember forever. And, as a Photographer, those are the moments that I want to capture for you.”

Kirsten’s work can be found here:

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Are you a local Photographer? Have some pics shot in Burien you think we should showcase? Or just some amazing photos worth sharing with our Readers? Please email us a link and explanation (including technical details) and we’ll consider posting yours!]

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6 Responses to “PHOTO FRIDAY: Scenes From Kirsten Geyer’s ‘Film Friday’ Series”
  1. Erik Robbins says:

    Beautiful pics of B-Town.

  2. Michael says:

    Love this series of photos, great work Kirsten!

  3. Melissa Ponder says:

    Ditto, Love it. So digging the way film is coming back. Waiting for a couple of scanned rolls to get back myself. Have pulled out my 35 mm Nikon, Pentax, and Rangefinder. Have a couple of old 120 cameras I want to test as well.

  4. Melissa Ponder says:

    Ok, now i read the article. LOL I was just thinking it looked Jonathan Canlas inspired!

  5. Kirsten says:

    Just so you all know, in the quote in the last paragraph “libido room” is really supposed to be “living room”, lol! I’m guessing that was an auto-fill error?!

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