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. If you would like to share images from your first roll of film, send me an email.
Jenny Penas from Berlin, Germany shares her first roll of film taken on her Olympus XA2 on Ilford Delta 400 in March 2016. While these images are not exactly her first film shots ever, they are her first film shots after a long hiatus from her film experiences of the late 1990’s.
Jenny Penas (Website, Instagram), March 2016.
Olympus XA2, Ilford Delta 400.