david schrott is everywhere

Light leaks, dust, and Je’m.

Posted in family, Lancaster by thebreakfastdictator on 04/03/2014


Je'm + Lucky

Je’m + Lucky

In my advanced photo class we learned how to let go a little bit; to be okay with light-leaks, film scratches, soft focus, bleached prints. I had a really hard time with some of that. I enjoyed messing up the print since the prints were easily reproducible. But I detested the idea of ruining the negative and sometimes I’d shoot an entire roll (12 images) of pretty much the exact same thing. Just in case. I barely do that anymore, but I still dust things obsessively and fear shooting all of my expired film because “what if I get a really good shot and ________?!”

I guess the world would end if that happened, wouldn’t it?

The film came back from the lab today and this photo was my favorite. It has a giant light leak across it (no idea how that happened). And when you shoot film, you can’t undo the light-leak like Afterlight or Snapseed tells you that you can.

And that’s okay.

Lighten up, David.


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  1. Rob Moses Photography said, on 04/03/2014 at 8:19 pm

    Nice shot.

  2. Andrea Weaver said, on 04/28/2014 at 3:25 pm

    I did a google search for pig butchers in Lancaster (because I want to make my own bacon, of course) and I had to laugh because your name showed up on the search results. David Schrott is Everywhere. You certainly are! You just did some drywall work in my house a couple months ago. How random. I had no idea you were a photographer. Your pictures are great! I do some hobby work, but haven’t shot film in a very long time (high school!) Anyway, how weird! Drywall, pig butchers, photography…

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