Shot: National Enquirer

Sometimes, I take silly photos:

Shot on Ilford 400 w/ Canon AE-1

Shot on Ilford 400 w/ Canon AE-1

Post-school I haven't had time to wade through all my old projects - four years is a long time! But I want to document some of them, and the ones that were super-fun to do are easy to find in the pile. Like this one! One of my favorite classes at Emily Carr was Analog Design Photography, where, as an introduction to our new cameras (or in my case, an old Canon AE-1 set from the 80's I got for cheap online), one of our first assignments was to replicate the strange, grainy, slightly doctored look of photos from the likes of the National Enquirer. They were to feature ghosts and/or ufo's. I was tickled. Plus, surprised the National Enquirer is still around, frankly! 

So, using a small Millenium Falcon key chain, I set to work swinging it into the shot with the city in the background. Now, the fun part, this is all on film: we learned about double exposures and some basic manual settings, shot a few rolls on black and white Ilford film, learned how to develop it in the school's dark room, and - fingers crossed - hoped that a few shots looked legit. Or, in this case, funny and obviously not real (because you can see the keychain string)! It was such a fun project! I was hooked. I'd always wanted to learn how to shoot film and this was an awesome start...