thailights!

So I’m finally getting around to sharing some of the film photographs I took while I was in Thailand in January!

This was not one of those grand, epic, elite-brag worthy holidays (although we did unwittingly book a $400 room…thanks Mum!); neither is it one of those “quit your job and go and find yourself” adventures.  Clancy and I simply needed to get away and do something for ourselves.  He wanted to spend time on his writing and I wanted to lay in the sun and drink beer.  This wasn’t our first time in Thailand but it was pretty high on the list when we were considering where to go because THAI FOOD, am I right!? The last time we were there was so easy-going and relaxed we knew it would be perfect, and it was.  

I know I’ve posed before about I decided to take an analogue camera instead of a DSLR away with me.  The quietness and focus I feel when considering my shots on film was something I wanted to harness on my chill-away.  The photos were taken on my graduation self-gift Nikon F100 with a 50mm lens.  

The underwater photos were taken on an expired Kodak in a waterproof casing I found at an op-shop once.  Now, I know some incredible underwater photographers and I know there’s a lot more too it than 800ASA film and a camera without focus - and I will also be the first to admit that for the most part they are, in reality, just a collection of shitty photos of fish.  However, our snorkelling trip was a surprise stop on our last day so we thought we would just give it a red-hot go.  They were really, really fun to take and I am so pleasantly thrilled with how they turned out (or that they turned out at all!)

So here are a few snaps from our journey through Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Krabi and a mystery island!
Let me know if you enjoy them.

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