I'm getting quite addicted to Caffenol now (hope I didn't sound like a junkie). I got into film photography again a few years back. The very first time was in college. Dad got me the M6, I didn't know how to use it, so I kept it in the dry box FOR 5 YEARS. Little did I know, it has become one of my favourite analogue cameras today.
I've decided to develop my own film, because photo shops here in Malaysia charge you a bomb for each roll. And the service is getting scarce. So I googled DIY film development and Caffenol showed up first in the search results. I did more research and thought - why not - it's cheap enough and it's quite therapeutic I must say.
I experimented on different film types and jotted down the end results. I got better and better with each roll. Some rolls were foggy and others were a bit dusty, which gave the pics an authentic look and feel :P (how serendipitous!)
I've been carrying my film camera with me everywhere I go. It's like a must-have! And with developing my own film, I get the element of surprise with each roll. You'll never know what to expect. Some pics will look foreign to you because you actually forgot you took them. And I like it because whenever I scan the negatives, I get excited when each frame reveals its shot. I love this process! It's simply rewarding. Probably one of the most simplest of pleasures I've experienced :)