One roll of color film. Grand Canyon. Ca 1956.
Between 1927 and the late 1960’s my grandparents documented their lives with a Kodak Model A, series three camera. Almost all were shot in black and white; flower gardens, mountain landscapes, and a trip around the world. Of the 1500 two and a half by four and a quarter negatives in my collection, only eight images from a trip to the Grand Canyon are in color.
Photographs were an important part of my father’s memorial service. Leavenworth WA / August 23, 2014
Dad’s brother, sister, and others gathered around a column of photos featuring six 11x14 prints and many smaller photos. Generations of Sauer family have shared apple juice from our hundred year old cider press. Dad’s grave marker is based on my photograph of The Enchantments, a place forever etched in my father’s memory.
Go all the way with film.
Scanning film and posting online is rewarding, but now I know how much I enjoy going all the way to create real silver prints. These 11x14 prints were made from fifty and seventy year old negatives for my Dad’s memorial service. Making prints is the reason that I shoot film.