Writing the previous post about my old and new film cameras made me want to share photographs from the days when we used film. I have a large number of color and B&W negatives as well as slides. Not all of them, not even nearly all of them have been scanned. But I have scanned a number of them for various purposes and have selected a collection to share here with the visitors of Kept Light Photography site.
Putting all the photographs I have selected for this purpose in a single post would probably be too much. There are close to 60 photographs I would like to share. So, I will share them in batches. If you wish to share your thoughts on any of them, I will appreciate your doing so here in the comments rather than on social media so that the comments and the photographs can be kept together.
These represent photographs from an era when we had to wait, at least hours, perhaps even days, before seeing what we photographed. That slower pace made the photographers more careful and contemplative when taking pictures. This group includes people, individually or in groups, from several different locations. I photographed the old man sitting next to the wall of Ulu Cami (The Grand Mosque,) the Bench Sitters in a small park near the Clock Tower, both in Adana. The blacksmith’s apprentice was also near the Clock Tower in an area known for metalworking, and shoemakers! Go figure! I photographed the men and women in Ayvalik during the walks on the side streets. The man with the huge worry beads was near Galatasaray in Istanbul, and the kids were on the streets of Balat and Fener districts. Note the little boy with an old camera pretending to take my photograph as I photographed them.
Here they are, some faces from my film days!