For about 8 months, I carried around this small, yellow, Kodak disposable camera with me everywhere I went. With immediacy and ease, I would pull the camera out of my backpack and snap a photo of the moment in front of me, knowing that I wouldn't see the picture again until the film ran out. And that is what I love about the beauty of film photography.
About two weeks ago, I finally got the film developed and was so excited to see these pictures for the first time. Instantly, these hidden photographs brought back a wave of memories from the places I traveled to, the people I was with and the feelings I felt in that exact moment. This camera traveled with me through many trips along the Pacific Coast from Olympic National Park, to Portland coffee shops, Oregon beaches, to the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge and down to Yosemite.
Photographs from a single use camera bring a sense of nostalgia with the faded colors and grainy effect, a chance to make memories and convey an imperfectly perfect essence. Although the memories may fade, the feelings will always stay. Here are some of my favorite photographs from my journey of a disposable camera experience.
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