Before the days of digital cameras and uploading photos to iPhoto to crop, straighten and enhance there were the days of filling up your film with the delight of not knowing what would come back from the pharmacy once they were processed.
Today I spent the day sorting through my childhood things and came across the HUGE stash of photographs I took as a child and teenager. Some of them I had put into albums with captions and others are still in the photo wallets from the pharmacy. Many of them are blurry, out of focus and very dark but that was the beauty of the film camera. I was lucky enough to experiment with photography from a young age and also to be able to take photos in many different places.
I’ve picked out some of my most ‘grown up’ photographs that I took between the ages of around 8 and 12. I think this is where my love of photography really began! These are photographs of photographs and haven’t been edited. I’m not sure of the exact year and location of many of these. I hope you enjoy browsing through them!
A beach, somewhere.
Having seen these photographs has reminded me that I really must do something with the 19,800 photographs that are sitting on my laptop! This summer is the time to create some albums.
Were you a budding young photographer?