You would think a person would stop after one Instagram but nope not me! I created Friends on Film or @lensonfriends awhile back. I needed a place to cherish my friends and my film photos. I have been shooting 35mm for so long now that to me it is second nature to snap pics on my 35mm.
don't waste your film on me
Every time I would point my camera in my friends direction it would always be the same response "don't waste your film on me." As someone who has literally exposed an entire roll of film to get a couple extra days to finish a project I didn't understand. I wanted to sit there and take their photo wait a couple days.. or months to see how the image turned out I cherish that care and time it takes to get a film image. Who better to 'waste' my film on then people I hold special in my life.
the creation of friends on film
Friends on the film started as a twitter thread of me adding to it any time a new role was developed. I fell in love with waiting for the next few posts and seeing the smiles on my friend's faces when I would show them the film images from months back. Reminding them exactly of what we have been up to and all the good times we have had. It kinda became like a vault of film memories. After having lost the thread and creating over again Haley, a frequent feature, suggested to me to create an Instagram dedicated to this concept. I am not new to this concept because there are about a thousand Instagrams with variations on the line friends on film. So I switched it up and took the handle @lensonfriends I think it still works for the concept I have it mind. Just know if you pop up on my gram you are loved and you are valuable in my eyes and amazing enough to be put on film