[ ] Vancouver
[ ] Montreal
[ ] Halifax
2017.06.09 - 2017.06.17
KODAK PORTRA 400, FUJI SUPERIA PREMIUM 400
Going home is always a trip. Any transcontinental flight is long and tiring on the physical body. But also emotionally. Living away from my home country of Canada for more than 15 years it's always an emotional, nostalgic, sentimental grab bag of emotions going home. I always chalk the majority of this up to culture shock, or reverse culture shock coming from Japan.
This trip had me visiting all three major stops where my family are located: Vancouver, Montreal, and Nova Scotia. Having grown up in Vancouver it's always fun seeing how things have changed (or not changed) and what emotions or memories these places trigger. I was very interested in how I would react to these feelings with camera in hand. I always find myself making and enjoying the super mundane photos from Vancouver because of this. Photos essentially, for me. Montreal and Nova Scotia on the other hand are not places I have spent a lot of time in my life so a lot of it is new. New, but with family members close by that bound me to the past. I'm especially grateful for every minute I get to spend with my nephews who have this amazing shower of energy that always make the 10,000 km travel worth it.
Mum moved to rural Nova Scotia almost 10 years ago from Vancouver. Her community and family are all amazing and the lot of land she had built her home on is stunning. And oh, the sunsets.
With kids running around I knew I wanted something with autofocus. And compact. I decided on the GR1s after being happy with how the Myanmar photos turned out. I came film correct with 400ISO to give me the freedom to think less about the mechanics of shooting. For the most part, this thinking would be a tried-tested-and-true approach to how I would travel in the future in regards to film iso and camera selections.
Hi there I'm Jordon.
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