Why documenting my 2017 on disposable cameras has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made…

I’ve always loved the raw look of disposable images, and not being able to argue afterwards amongst friends about who looks shit and what not. Back at the start of the year, we went out in London to see Carl Cox on New Years Day and when we got home I realised we didn’t have a single team pic with my pals and I was gutted (sad, I know). So after that I decided that I was going to document my whole 2017 on disposable cameras, I took to amazon and bought 3 to start me off.

Fast forward to mid-March, on a gloomy Sunday afternoon after a long eventful weekend with all of my best pals, we headed of into town to get my first camera developed – taking one last picture on the way (see Jake & Kat ft. a very green bush). We dropped the camera off and got some food, and picked them up an hour later.

I was going to wait until I got home to have a look but I couldn’t resist so we all sat there and looked through the photos (only 2 were too dark yay). It was just the best thing ever, we came across so many photos that we’d forgotten we’d taken, on different evenings that all just blurred into one in my mind over time. You forget how many fun evenings you have and then to have them all shown to you at once was so good.

It may have been because it was a Sunday after a heavy long weekend but, it just made me so happy, made all of us really happy – we then sat at the Boots photo printing machines for an hour whilst Jake & Kat picked out their favourite ones to scan and print out hahaha. The anticipation waiting to go get the pictures printed, and the excitement when opening that envelope was just the best thing I love my pals and my pictures. I’m just so glad I decided to document this year as my third year of university and 2017 so far have been the best years of my life – it’s made me realise I’m so content and the happiest I’ve been in a very long time. ♥

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p.s. here’s a preview of an after movie of Berlin last year I’m working on at the moment (I’ll be back there in 5 weeks lols):

Berlin [07/16]

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