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on photography, film, and other musings

© Azzari Jarrett

There’s nothing quite like a light leak on the beach.  

I’ve been thinking so much about this space.  I started the sweet light with this post in 2010.  As I stated then, I wanted this blog to be  “a place that I would want to grow and share my vulnerabilities as well as my strengths, essentially – my journey of photography.”

And in many ways, this blog has done exactly that.  My entire journey into film photography has been documented in this space.   When I look my first post with film,  I still get excited.  I remember how my first roll came out completely blank, and I used that as motivation to keep at it.  I had fallen in love with photography once again.

And as my family has grown and other major life changes, I have not posted as often as I would have liked.  At times, I have felt that I should only post film.  If I didn’t have film images, I didn’t post.  I’m not sure why I put that restriction on myself.  I never started this space with that in mind.  With that being said, I am not going to stop shooting film!

I plan to continue posting here, but you will see digital images, as well as film.  I will grab whatever camera that captures the mood of what I feel, regardless of the medium used to capture it.  I find that if I restrict myself – in any kind of way – my creativity and inspiration are affected.   I have also found that I lose steam if I don’t post what interests me.  And in this regard, I know that I will lose some readers, as well as gain a few.  But in the end, I will stay true to myself and continue to make this space one in which I can share my photography as I grow and evolve as an artist.  And hopefully, continue to foster a community of like minded individuals!

I have also realized that I am posting and sharing the outcome of my work, but not the process of producing the images.  So you can definitely expect more of that here – I plan to open up more about how and tips that I’ve picked up along the way.  Sometimes I will have words to accompany my images, and other times I may not.  I also would like to share more of the inspiration beyond my images.

And as always, thanks for reading and following me this far in my journey, as I know some of you have been following me since the very beginning.

  • Pink Ronnie - May 19, 2014 - 8:30 pm

    How lovely Azzari – I will definitely be following along. I still aspire to learning how to shoot film and you were one of the first film photographers whose work I followed.
    Ronnie xoReplyCancel

    • Azzari - May 21, 2014 - 9:30 pm

      Thanks Ronnie! I appreciate your kind words.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Caillier - May 20, 2014 - 12:14 am

    This is truly a beautiful photograph. I wish I could have been there. I don’t know much about film photography, but I will definitely continue to follow your blog to see what I can learn.ReplyCancel

  • rachel del grosso - May 21, 2014 - 10:12 am

    oh gosh, yes please, please help me become better at film!! i just sent two rolls off to the lab and i wouldn’t be surprised if they came back horrid.ReplyCancel

    • Azzari - May 21, 2014 - 9:29 pm

      I’m sure they won’t Rachel! Can’t wait to see them.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia - May 21, 2014 - 3:15 pm

    As I truly enjoy your photography, I am pleased that you will be posting more regularly whether film or digital. Also pleased to hear that you will be posting some tips and the inspiration beyond the photos.ReplyCancel

    • Azzari - May 21, 2014 - 9:28 pm

      Thanks for your kind words, Patricia.ReplyCancel