American Writer, Photographer, and Website Designer. Former career Fire and EMS Lieutenant. She/Her/Lesbian.

Early 35mm Film Photography


This is my early photography work, developing 35mm black & white film at home for the first time.  It was mostly experimental, haphazard, and unpredictable.  I used sink water, and Kodak developer, and Kodak fixer.  Everything was water-based, and inaccurately measured.  It was a very janky way of doing things, but at the time, it was the most cost effective means of developing my pictures.

21 responses to “Early 35mm Film Photography”

  1. I do not really understand in the art of photographing. 🙂 But as I recall, for me the camera was very valuable, especially for the 35mm film so I can’t just take photos carelessly except for special moments. 🙂 Moreover, I still remember how my parents reacted if I wanted to take a camera to take pictures at that time … lol.

  2. This are prove that even with the use of this early 35mm film, you still produced awesome and mind blowing outputs. Tom, this are lovely

  3. Whaooo, this is a mini gallery. The truth remains that the pictures are so cool.

  4. I’m in love with these black and white shots. You have been doing this for a very long time!

  5. I see photography is something you have been passionate about for a long time. I find that very admirable.

  6. It’s amazing how much work went into taking photos back then. Oh how things have changed!

  7. I think the photos look awesome even in black and white. Something about black and white photos is just so intriguing.

  8. I see a lot of photos of flowers in the collection. It seems your fascination with nature started at a young age.

  9. It’s a delight to see some of your old work. I appreciate this a lot and thank you for making the photos available.

  10. I can’t believe that back in the day there were no colored photos. Life must have been so different to what it is today.

  11. It’s always your love to photography that makes you different from others. No matter what camera you are using you still have great photographs.

  12. Such beauty and grace. Every time you take a picture, I can feel the passion from you. Thank you so much for sharing these with us.

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