My First Roll is a series for film photographers to share the images from their first roll of film. Everyone starts shooting at a different time and for different reasons. Some shooters may have started shooting yesterday while others have started shooting decades ago. This series provides a glimpse into the humble beginnings of individual photographers, encouraging us to reflect on our earlier work to find beauty and appreciation in our inexperience and to understand how we got to where we our now and where we want to go in our photographic journey.
Mark O’Brien, of Ann Arbor, MI., shares his first roll of film from forty seven years ago when he was just thirteen years old. The images were taken on a Kodak Instamatic with 126 format black and white film.
Mark O’Brien, August 1970.
Kodak Instamatic, 64 ASA Black and White Film.