Grain or Shine

Digital photography has ruined me!  I find so much comfort knowing that the image I captured, 2 seconds before reviewing it, is sharp and well exposed.  When I was, what I consider, a "real" film photographer, there were no guarantees that my images would even turn out.  Over the past 6 months, I've made the decision to photograph my personal projects and family with film because I don't care about the risk, and I absolutely love the process and delayed gratification.  For clients, digital, every time.  However, 2 jobs have crept into my studio asking for film exclusively.  Nervous and excited, I agreed.  My first job involved photographing senior portraits for a boy named Clay.  However, one of his loves is photography and film is all he uses.  No pressure at all.  Right?  Moral of the story is; Just when I thought I could do my job comfortably with my eyes closed, someone comes through the door to push me and stretch me, taking me right out of my comfort zone.  I hope to run into more people like Clay in the near future who are willing to take a risk and who really respect the timely creative process of film photography.  All images are taken with my Yashica Electro 35 and Ilford FP4 Film.