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Finding Sakura 2016

I finally had some time to blog through my Japan pics from last year. I’ve always wanted to visit Japan during cherry blossom season, and we were lucky to do during peak season. Japan is beautiful and filled with traditions and cultures while being at the forefront of technology; it was such a dream vacation for me. While planning this trip, I had a crazy idea that I wanted to bring a film camera along with my digital camera to Japan. I am fairly new to shooting film, so I’m not sure why I wanted to bring more gear onto this trip, but I just did. YOLO haha. I was literally searching on eBay daily until I was able to win a bid on a Mamiya 645 Pro medium format film camera (one of the cheapest medium format setups I could find).

I barely had enough time to shoot 1 test roll, develop and process it at a local lab to make sure everything was in working order, and then take it with me to Japan. I was always unsure of every frame that I took, and there are definitely a lot of missed shots I’m not posting (a ton! Manual focusing is hard! haha)…but I’m so glad I hauled all that gear on my trip. There is just something SO great about the look of film photographs.