My love of photography traces back to a family vacation in 2014. At this point, I knew nothing of properly framing or exposing photos, so it should come as no surprise that the whimsy charm of Italy was not enough to produce remarkable photos.
It was only in March 2019 that I decided to ditch the automatic mode in digital cameras and acquire a 35mm SLR. I fell in love with the Minolta X700 on sight, and left a little camera shop in the 11ème arrondissement that day with it hung around my neck, loaded with Fujicolor C200 film. An aimless stroll around Paris followed as the setting for my practicing of proper focus and exposure, the first shot being the cover of this post (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris).
I adore this assemblage of photos not only due to its sentimental value, but also for what I can proudly call artistic appreciation. I am happy to look back and say that it was only the beginning.
Paris (3ème and 11éme arrondissements), March 2019
Minolta X700 // Fujicolor C200
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