This is the first analog camera I ever bought. After I destroyed my first one from accidentally drowning it in beer in my backpack, I replaced it with a new one because I loved it so much. This camera's simplicity makes it versatile, and its durability makes it perfect for strapping around my body for any occasion. I love that it's fully manual, and it has a vintage feel but also creates clear and sharp images with its original 55 mm lens. It has a built in self-timer which is perfect for self portraits, and the sound of the shutter is just magic.
My manfrotto tripod is crucial for self portraits. It's lightweight, durable, and gets the job done. Mirrors are important for me too. I use them to see what I look like behind the cam, and they're also fun to play with to capture more dynamic portraits. Not pictured here is the film I use. To be honest, I load my cam with whatever I can get my hands on. Anything by kodak is affordable and reliable (gold, colorplus, etc.),and if I feel like treating myself I'll pick up some portra, but I'm not picky.
My name is Kaylin. I'm 23 years old and I'm currently vibing out and taking pics in Victoria BC. Taking photographs is everything to me. It's always felt natural to have a camera in my hand, but it wasn't until I snagged my first pentax spotmatic at a garage sale for $15 that I fell in love with the process of analog photography. This hobby has taught me everything about the beauty of light, the power of being patient with the process, and the healing and transformative power of self portraiture.