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.
Matt Chapple shares a handful of beautiful shots from his first roll of film from back in February 2013 while exploring the French landscape. Matt had been sitting on this undeveloped roll for five years before finally seeing the images many years after his excursion. The images were taken on Ilford HP5 with an Olympus Trip 25. If you would like to check out more of Matt’s work, then feel free to check him out on Instagram.
Matt Chapple (Instagram), February 2013.
Olympus Trip 25, Ilford HP5.