I love film and I love summer.
And I couldn’t live without either one.
Well, maybe I could.
But life would be a lot less interesting and a lot less fun.
The only problem is that they are both so very time-consuming.
This summer was so busy that it seemed not to exist at all.
But I know it did because I have the film to prove it.
Even with the endlessly long summer days,
It seemed there still was never enough time…
Or even pause and devote the time that film selfishly demanded.
So it sat neglected.
Piling up on my desk.
Waiting in the sidelines, as digital got all the glory.
Waiting for the grand finale.
And finally, here, the first day of October, it is.
A few of the summer film highlights, all at once.
Like cliffs notes.
Or the final minutes of a firework show.
But I still have high hopes of devoting a full post to each of these amazing occasions, faces, relationships.
I have even started the spinning the narratives in my head.
But time is running out.
As it is known to do.
And so this will have to do for now.
This showcase of why I love film and why I hope you will too.
Besides the obvious yet unpredictable beauty of film,
I also love its more discreet yet unfaltering faithfulness.
I feel comforted knowing that if disaster struck, and all my hard drives suddenly crashed tomorrow,
My film would still be there, sitting in a pile on my desk.
Waiting patiently in line to be filed away.
And talking excitedly about the summer that really did exist.
About the author paige green
Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.
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Awesome…. your photos speak volumes!
Wonderful, yes, film is Queen. Film has more shape.
fucking amazing post, p. amazing.
now i need to go back and comment on the other amazing posts, too.
What a remarkable set of images. Well done.