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.
Ryan McKenna shares his first roll from 2015. These images were shot on a Nikon FM2n and definitely can make anyone lust over a camera like that after seeing images like these. The camera and film used truly bring out the beauty in the environment in which they were shot.
Ryan McKenna, September 7th, 2015.
Nikon FM2n w/ 50mm 1.4 AI-S on Kodak Gold 200