Le lac, Sophie, la canicule.
© Pauline Reyre
The reason I started film photography was because of a boy in 2012. The boy left, photography stayed. Since then I shoot the little details of my daily life only with expired films. Not because it's not only cheap, but I love that luck, faulty things and accumulating errors plays a major role in those expired film. For me every shot is a test because I don't understand the theory nor do I care for it. I am too shy to ask for help and want to learn by myself as I proceed. My whole photography practice is an experimentation in itself, I always never know what to expect and this thrills me to keep shooting film. All I do is composing my frame and try to go according to a raw idea I have in my head. For the rest I always say "J’ai pas fait exprès".
"Le lac, Sophie, la canicule"
Sophie adore nager seins nus, sa couleur favorite, c’est le bleu.
Sophie lit à voix haute des extraits de livres sulfureux.
"The Lake, Sophie, the heat wave" Sophie loves swimming topless, her favorite color is blue. Sophie reads extracts from sulfurous books aloud.
At the end of the day, it was still extremely hot. When I finished my film, I realized how unlikely it was that images would come out great due to the film storage and shooting conditions. These films were from 2000 so basically 20 years overdue. I will always remember when I went to get the prints, the surprise, the relief and the immense joy of seeing that I had been able to keep the hottest day of the year on physical material and forever in memory. It was both simple and extremely precious.
Thank you for taking your time for reading and enjoying the pictures.