Every now and then I see a photo that really grabs me and I don't want to explain why it does. This one did, for all the love and tenderness it suggests so I include it with the photographer's own words, from his blog.
"Saturday morning, after sleeping in, my fiancee, getting out of bed, stopped and sat, looking out the window. I had left the room and I wandered back in just as she started to stand up. I yelled, “NO! Don’t move! I have to get this shot!” She’s always patient with me and my photography, so she obliged. I framed her up, stood perfectly still, and hit the little black button. My 680 whirred and gave me what you see above.
The day before I took this, I swapped my last pack of 600 from a dead SX-70 to my SLR 680, which accounts for the light leak burns at the bottom, but I don’t mind it. It gives the shot a dreamy effect, and she’d just woken up so it’s fitting. One could also say it’s the ghost of 600 leaving this world. Whatever you think, I’m happy with my last 600 shot.
Photo: Fuzzballs. Taken with Impossible Project's RX 600 Silver Shade film.
Now we thankfully have The Impossible Project providing us with instant satisfaction.
It’s been real, Type 600. Time for you to hit the old dusty trail. I tip my hat to you, old friend."