Expensive but beautiful Greece, and a personal note on why I’m a photographer

Wow, it’s been over six months since I went to Greece, and just now I’m finalising this blogpost. Right in the middle of my busiest time at University. I’ve got only 4 weeks left of trimester two, and it’s terrifying! I think this is called procrastination. Anyways, I just wanted to blog, becasue it’s a shame if these colourful and perfectly scanned (thanks Carmencita Film Lab, once again) images were just lost on a hard drive.

I was going to write a lot about Greece, but I decided the images can speak for themselves. How much don’t you long for summer vibes and that worry free day-to-day sensation?

During the trip, I enjoyed mopeds and sunsets in Santorini, craft beer and ancient history in Athens, vast valley views and a wedding in Delphi. Greece was expensive, but beautiful.

Going through these images made me kind of nostalgic. I can’t believe it’s already been six months since this trip. I try to enjoy every day, but sometimes it’s hard not to be overwhelmed by the present and how fast it passes by. It’s hard not to be worn down by worries and commitments. Looking back at pictures I’ve taken, either personal or client’s weddings, takes me back and there’s something oddly satisfying about it. So much has happened in half a year, and pictures makes me reflective of thatn. Every choice I make, every mistake and every success, has been a building block for my personality. With pictures, I can witness some of the moments that shaped my life again. Seeing progression in photography skills and being able to daydream through beautiful photographs is extremely valuable!

I think that’s why I love to be a photographer.

All photos are taken by me, on a old Nikon F4 camera, using Portra 400 film. I only used the Nikon F4 internal light meter, and I’m so impressed! When shooting film, you can’t just check if an exposure turned out right, you just have to wait until the lab sends you your photos back. Shooting film on vacation is extremely rewarding, and helps me become a better photographer.


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