Noe Valley, San Francisco on 35mm Film

November 8, 2018

This past summer I bought my first film camera, the Olympus Stylus Epic Mujii ii. Taking and editing photos is one of my most cherished hobbies. Growing up my mom was always snapping pictures. I have thousands of old photos she took while I was growing up. They are incredibly special to me. Now that I have kids of my own I’ve followed in her footsteps —always capturing moments of our days together. Except I’ve grown tired of having an over abundance of digital photos that live on my laptop. I wanted to start using film cameras more. I love the element of surprise and it helps me stay present in the moment. This easy to use point-and-shoot has been so much fun to use. I’m no pro and my camera is vintage so it’s got some issues. Many of my photos have scratches or wrong dates on them, but I don’t mind. I gives me unexpected delight when I get the film scans back.

This past August I headed into the quaint San Francisco neighborhood, Noe Valley, to have a facial with one of my favorite ladies, Athena Ellen of Monastery. Her skincare line is magical and her facial left me glowing. I can’t recommend her enough. During my quick visit, I snapped film around town. Here is a photo diary from that afternoon. All shot on Kodak Porta 400. Scanned and developed by The Find Lab.