Travelinglight is special film photography conference where I met so many nice people I enjoyed talking, but at the same time being surrounded by so many beautiful faces didn’t really help me to escape my own deep thoughts and conversations I had with my self during that period. The time during Travelinglight was crucial for me as all the talks and inspiring presentations pushed me even further in rethinking and asking my self-question “why”. The light and emptiness of a small town where we stayed helped me to dive into the atmosphere of my lost feelings. After coming back home it took me some time to digest and find my own light in everything I do. Now I see clearly that my trip to Travelinglight was sacred to me and I cannot wait in a few weeks to take part in it again.
Approaching strangers and asking them for their photo used to be unthinkable for me but a big interest and a desire to get to know people, get closer to them helped me to overcome this fear. My camera is my entrance card to people's space, a tool I use to protect myself from possible rejection, so I have a good explanation to myself in case of a "no", that a person refuses a photo but not me. It helps me to be open to meeting new people even without a camera.
All photos scanned by Carmencita Film Lab
For photographers: Pentax645n with portra400 and ektar100